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I do not know whether it was a subconscious feeling that this sort of writing was
contrary to my bent or a naturally methodical cast of mind that led me then to turn
my attention to the writers of the Augustan Period . The prose of Swift enchanted
They are old and empty ideas , but his practised hand can turn out an acceptable
piece . He goes down to luncheon or goes to bed with the assurance that he has
done a good day's work . Every production of an artist should be the expression ...
The writer does not copy his originals ; he takes what he wants from them , a few
traits that have caught his attention , a turn of mind that has fired his imagination ,
and therefrom constructs his character . He is not concerned whether it is a ...
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