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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
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 ...
... is their reality 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 ...
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