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" The style shall be simple and familiar : but style is the image of character ; and the habits of correct writing may produce, without labour or design, the appearance of art and study. My own amusement is my motive, and will be my reward ; and if these... "
Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing Lives Ever ... - Seite 1
1830
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Aspects of Authorship: Or, Book Marks and Book Makers

Francis Jacox - 1872 - 494 Seiten
...impression of a signet ring. Gibbon commences his autobiography with the promise, " The style shall be simple and familiar; but style is the image of character,...labour or design, the appearance of art and study." And in describing how he set about composing the first volume of his history, he tells us in another...
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PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT MEN AND WOMEN OF EUROPE AND AMERICA

EVERT A. DUYCKINCK - 1872
...more serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative. The style shall be simple and familiar: but style is the image of character;...the habits of correct writing may produce, without labor or design, the appearance of art and study. My own amusement is my motive, and will be my reward:...
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Aspects of Authorship: Or, Book Marks and Book Makers

Francis Jacox - 1872 - 494 Seiten
...impression of a signet ring. Gibbon commences his autobiography with the promise, " The style shall be simple and familiar ; but style is the image of character,...the habits of correct writing may produce, without labouror design, the appearance of art and study." And in describing how he set about composing the...
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AUTOBIOGRAPHY MEMOIRS OF EDWARD GIBBON, ESQ

WILLIAM D. HOWELLS - 1877
...leisure in reviewing the simple transactions of a private and literary life. Truth, naked, unhlushing truth, the first virtue of more serious history, must...the habits of correct writing may produce, without labor or design, the appearance of art and study. My own amusement is my motive, and will be my reward...
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Revue critique d'histoire et de littérature

1879
...quelques mots qui auraient fait plaisir à Buffon, s'en servir inconsciemment : « The style shall be simple and familiar, but style is the image of character...labour or design, the appearance of art and study ». (Début des Memoirs.} Un défaut plus sérieux au point de vue moderne, est le rôle effacé de...
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Memoirs of Edward Gibbon Written by Himself and a Selection from His Letters ...

Edward Gibbon - 1891 - 446 Seiten
...more serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative. The style shall be simple and familiar : but style is the image of character...shall be removed beyond the reach of criticism or ridicule.1 1 This passage is found in one only of the six sketches, and in that which seems to have...
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Memoirs of Edward Gibbon Written by Himself and a Selection from His Letters ...

Edward Gibbon - 1891 - 446 Seiten
...more serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative. The style shall be simple and familiar : but style is the image of character...shall be removed beyond the reach of criticism or ridicule.1 1 This passage is found in one only of the six sketches, and in that which seems to have...
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Memoirs of Edward Gibbon, Written by Himself, and a Selection from His Letters

Edward Gibbon - 1891 - 446 Seiten
...more serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative. The style shall be simple and familiar : but style is the image of character...shall be removed beyond the reach of criticism or ridicule.1 I This passage is found in one only of the six sketches, and in that which seems to have...
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Memoirs of Edward Gibbon Written by Himself and a Selection from His Letters ...

Edward Gibbon - 1891 - 446 Seiten
...personal narrative.V The style shall be simple and familiar : but style is the image of character ; an1l the habits of correct writing may produce, without...own amusement is my motive, and will be my reward ;\ ana if these sheets are communicated to some discreet and indblgent friends, they will be secreted...
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The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1896 - 435 Seiten
...more serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative : the style shall be simple and familiar ; but style is the image of character,...writing may produce, without labour or design, the appearances of art and study. My own amusement is my motive, and will be my reward ; and if these sheets...
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