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An old solicitor, whom I knew when I was a boy, told me that as an articled clerk
he was once invited to dine with my grandfather. My grandfather carved the beef
and then a servant handed him a dish of potatoes baked in their skins. There are
It is very hard to discover the exact point where the idiom one has formed to
express oneself has lost its tang. As Dr Johnson said: 'He that has once
studiously formed a style, rarely writes afterwards with complete ease.” Admirably
as I think ...
To do so is now more than ever necessary, for audiences are at once quicker-
witted and more impatient than ever before in the history of the theatre. Plays
have been written in such and such a way because they satisfied audiences.
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review