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... perhaps a native lack of precision in thought , perhaps a naïve delight in fine
words for their own sake , an innate eccentricity and love of embroidery , I do not
know ; but the fact remains that ever since , English prose has had to struggle ...
The world was a more comfortable place to live in and perhaps for the first time in
centuries the cultivated classes could sit back and enjoy their leisure . It has been
said that good prose should resemble the conversation of a well - bred man .
... certain themes that dramatists favoured have now fallen into desuetude . We
are less revengeful than we were and now a play devoted to revenge would be
scarcely plausible . Perhaps because our passions are less strong , perhaps
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