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" For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them •, and in the plainest possible words, or his reader will certainly misunderstand them.... "
The Medical World - Page 11
1915
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American Publishers' Circular and Literary Gazette, Volume 4

1858 - 656 pages
...say all ho has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them; and in tho plainest possible words, or his reader will certainly...downright facts at present more than anything else. And though I often hear moral people complaining of tho bad effects of want of thought, for my part,...
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The Political Economy of Art: Being the Substance (with Additions) of Two ...

John Ruskin - 1860 - 138 pages
...discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them ; and in the plainest...downright facts at present more than anything else. And though I often hear moral people complaining of the bad effects of want of thought, for my part,...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious: Gathered from the Works of John ...

John Ruskin, Louisa Caroline Tuthill - 1865 - 502 pages
...discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible...downright facts at present more than anything else. FAITH, TRUTH, AND OBEDIENCE. In the pressing or recommending of any act or manner of acting, we have...
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The Value of Physical Science in the Work of Education: An Address Delivered ...

William Henry Green - 1865 - 484 pages
...discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them ; and in the plainest...or his reader will certainly misunderstand them." Moreover, let the Bible be studied by him who seeks to acquire a good style of composition — not...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious : Gathered from the Works of John ...

John Ruskin, Louisa Caroline Tuthill - 1866 - 374 pages
...disciplin'e for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible...downright facts at present more than anything else. FAITH, TRUTH, AND OBEDIENCE. In the pressing or recommending of any act or manner of acting, we have...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious, Volume 1

John Ruskin - 1868 - 372 pages
...discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them ; and in the plainest...downright facts at present more than anything else. FAITH, TRUTH, AND OBEDIENCE. In the pressing or recommending of any act or manner of acting, we have...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious

John Ruskin, Louisa Caroline Tuthill - 1869 - 364 pages
...discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them ; and in the plainest...downright facts at present more than anything else. FAITH, TRUTH, AND OBEDIENCE. In the pressing or recommending of any act or manner of acting, we have...
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Nature, Volume 49

Sir Norman Lockyer - 1894 - 922 pages
...student of science this diffuse method of expounding facts is distasteful. As Ruskin has remarked, " A downright fact may be told in a plain way ; and...downright facts at present more than anything else." The chapter on " The ' Heat Wave' of 1892 " furnishes an example of what can be done in the way of...
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The American Practitioner: A Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 22

1880 - 412 pages
...discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them ; and in the plainest possible words, or his reader will certainty misunderstand them. Generally, also, a downright fact may be told in a plain way; and we...
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Common-school Literature, English and American: With Several Hundred ...

James Willis Westlake - 1876 - 168 pages
...discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them ; and in the plainest possible words, or his reade1 will certainly misunderstand them. Generally, also, a downright fact may be told in a plain...
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