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to time the spirit of the language has reasserted itself , as it did with Dryden and
the writers of Queen Anne , it was only to be submerged once more by the
pomposities of Gibbon and Dr Johnson . When English prose recovered
simplicity with ...
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 ...
... they can look upon reality as make - believe . xxxii I began to write plays , as do
most young writers , I expect , because it seemed less difficult to set down on
paper the things people said than to construct a narrative . Dr Johnson remarked
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