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viii 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. His method of teaching me English was to make me read aloud the ...
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 beauty.
It is majestical. But the Bible is an oriental book. Its alien imagery has nothing to
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 Modern English Usage. It is a valuable ...
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