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The garden was laid out. The rooms were furnished and then my father died. I
HAD been taken away from the French school and went for my lessons every day
to the apartment of the English clergyman at the Church attached to the Embassy.
William Somerset Maugham. instance, is neither ponderous, flowery nor
oratorical. It smacks of the English soil. To my mind King James's Bible has been
a very harmful influence on English prose. I am not so stupid as to deny its great
I have read many books on English prose, but have found it hard to profit by them
; for the most part they are vague, unduly theoretical, and often scolding. But you
cannot say this of Fowler's Dictionary of English Usage. It is a valuable work.
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