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" This grew speedily to an excess ; for men began to hunt more after words than matter, and more after the choiceness of the phrase, and the round and clean composition of the sentence, and the sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illustration... "
The Literary Miscellany: Including Dissertations and Essays on Subjects of ... - Page 78
1806
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 15

1810
...and clean composition of sentence; sweet falling of the clause; varying an illustration by figures ; weight of matter ; worth of subject ; soundness of argument ; life of invention ; depth of judgment. ' Before you enter on the main subject, endeavour to gain the affection of your...
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The British Spy, Or, Letters to a Member of the British Parliament: Written ...

William Wirt - 1804 - 105 pages
...phrase and the round and clean composition of the sentence, and the sweet fallings of the clauses, and the varying and illustration of their works with...argument, life of invention, or depth of judgment." Mr. 's temper and habits lead himto the swelling,stately manner of Bolingbroke ; but either from want...
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The Letters of the British Spy

William Wirt - 1805 - 128 pages
...compositi*' on of the sentence, and the sweet fallings of " the clauses, and the- varying and ittustration of " their works with tropes and figures, than after " the weight of matter, worth of subject, sound" ness of argument, life of invention, or depth of "judgment." Mr. ........'s temper and habits...
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The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth, Volume 4

William Roscoe - 1806
...composition of the sentence, and the sweet " falling of the clauses, and the varying and illus" tration of their works with tropes and figures, " than after...argument, life of invention, or " depth of judgment. Then grew the flowing " and watery vein of Osorius the Portugal bishop, ." to be in price ; then did...
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The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth, Volume 4

William Roscoe - 1806
...phrase, and the round " and clean composition of the sentence, and " the sweet falling of the clauses, and the " varying and illustration of their works...weight of " matter, worth of subject, soundness of ar" gument, life of invention, or depth of judg" meat. Then grew the flowing and watery 0 . . J A....
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...the phrase, and the round and clean composition of the sentence, andthe sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illustration of their works with...argument, life of invention, or depth of judgment. Then grew the flowing and watery vein of Osorius, the Portugal bishop, to be in price. Then did Sturmius...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...phrase, and the round and clean composition of the sentence, and the sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illustration of their works with...argument, life of invention, or depth of judgment. Then grew the flowing and watery vein of Osorius, the Portugal bishop, to be in price. Then did Sturmius...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...phrase, and the round and clean composition of the sentence, and the sweet falling of the clauses, and the varying and illustration of their works with...argument, life of invention, or depth of judgment. Then grew the flowing and watery vein of Osorius, the Portugal bishop, to be in price. Then did Sturmius...
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Parliamentary logick: to which are subjoined two speeches, delivered in the ...

William Gerard Hamilton - 1808 - 253 pages
...clean composition of sentence ; sweet falling of the clause ; varying an illustration by figures ; weight of matter ; worth of subject ; soundness of argument ; life of invention, depth of judgment. Understand those to whom you are to speak ; consider what they will hear with most...
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Parliamentary Logick: To which are Subjoined Two Speeches, Delivered in the ...

William Gerard Hamilton - 1808 - 253 pages
...clean composition of sentence ; sweet falling of the clause ; varying an illustration by figures ; weight of matter ; worth, of subject ; soundness of argument ; life of invention, depth of judgment. Understand those to whom you are to speak ; consider what they will hear with most...
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