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Swift's prose is like a French canal , bordered with poplars , that runs through a
gracious and undulating country . Its tranquil charm fills you with satisfaction , but
it neither excites the emotions nor stimulates the imagination . You go on and on
No critic has praised Dryden's prose more aptly . He said of him that he appeared
to have no art other than that of expressing with clearness what he thought with
vigour . And one of his Lives he finished with the words : “ Whoever wishes to ...
It is not an accident that the best prose was written when rococo with its elegance
and moderation , at its birth attained its greatest excellence . For rococo was
evolved when baroque had become declamatory and the world , tired of the ...
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