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I found that the only possible words were those Swift had used and that the order
in which he had placed them was the only possible order . It is an impeccable
prose . But perfection has one grave defect : it is apt to be dull . Swift's prose is
The astute dramatist presents his subject as early as possible , and if for
theatrical effectiveness he does not introduce his principal characters till later ,
the conversation of the persons on the stage at the rising of the curtain
concentrates the ...
It is not necessary for me to inform the reader that in this I failed lamentably and I
do not ask him to believe me when I state that it seems to me at least possible
that if I had been sent six months before I might quite well have succeeded .
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One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
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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