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It is the purpose of these Studies to state, discuss and exemplify the representative types of style with primary reference to the needs of the English literary student. As literature is the verbally expressed product of an author's thought and personality, style is the special form given by the writer to such an expression. Back of all formal features in literary art, therefore, there lie intellectual, ethical and personal elements as embodied in the writer. It is one of the leading objects of this volume to study literature and style as thus conditioned. While aiming to present the subject in a method sufficiently logical for purposes of instruction in our literary institutions, we have, also, aimed so to present it as to make it
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suggestive and helpful to all intelligent readers, and, especially so, to jurists and journalists, and teachers of the truth, in their desire to communicate thought to men in lucid, forcible and attractive forms.
T. W. H. COLLEGE OF New JERSEY,
Princeton, N. J., Feb., 1890.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Four Standard Orders of Style
Historical Style Examples
Methods of Cultivating Intellectual Style
Based on Antecedents and Personality
Dependent on Mental Life and Work
Examples of the Intellectual Style
III. Personal Contact with Authors