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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 .
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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