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Richness of texture was sought by means of a jewelled phrase and sentences
stiff with exotic epithets: the ideal was a brocade so heavy with gold that it stood
up by itself. The intelligent young read Walter Pater with enthusiasm. My common
He had no patience with pretentiousness. He had a sound feeling that idiom was
the backbone of a language and he was all for the racy phrase. He was no
slavish admirer of logic and was willing enough to give usage right of way
through the ...
You feel the man in his phrases, not the mean, querulous, disagreeable man that
he appeared to the world that knew him, but ... Newman had an exquisite grace,
music, playful sometimes and sometimes grave, a woodland beauty of phrase, ...
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review