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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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Musings Without Method: A Record of 1900-01

Charles Whibley - 1902 - 323 Seiten
...Characteristic also is his style, of which he was acutely conscious. "The style," said he, "shall be simple and familiar; but style is the image of character, and the habit of correct writing may produce, without labour or design, the appearance of art and study." That...
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Chats on Writers and Books, Band 1

John N. Crawford - 1903
...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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Lives of the English Poets: Cowley-Dryden

Samuel Johnson, Harold Spencer Scott - 1905
...been originally effort becamefamiliar and easy.' Boswell's/oAnson, iv. 183. See also ib. i. 204. ' The habits of correct writing may produce, without labour or design, the appearance of art and study.1 GIBBON, Memoirs, p. I. ' Do not let anybody persuade you that ... an immortal style can be...
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Res Judicatæ: Papers and Essays

Augustine Birrell - 1908 - 308 Seiten
...autobiography. Almost its first sentence is about the style it is to be in : ' The style ' shall be simple and familiar, but style is 'the image of character,...'labour or design the appearance of art ' and study.' There is nothing artless or unstudied about the autobiography, but is it not sometimes a relief to...
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The Collected Essays & Addresses of the Rt. Hon. Augustine Birrell ..., Band 1

Augustine Birrell - 1923
...known autobiography. Almost its first sentence is about the style it is to be in: " The style shall be simple and familiar, but style is the image of character,...labour or design the appearance of art and study." There is nothing artless or unstudied about the Autobiography, but is it not sometimes a relief to...
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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian

W. B. Carnochan - 1987 - 225 Seiten
...Yet Gibbon has a premonition of the autobiographer's dilemma of whether or not to publish his story: "if these sheets are communicated to some discreet...from the public eye till the author shall be removed from the reach of criticism or ridicule" (A, 353). On the one hand, he proposes private amusement for...
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Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and His Reputation ...

David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English David Womersley - 2002 - 452 Seiten
...to be posthumous. Draft 'A', written in late 1788 or early 1789, begins by informing the reader that 'if these sheets are communicated to some discreet...from the public eye till the author shall be removed from the reach of criticism or ridicule'.104 Drafts 'B' and 'C' (and perhaps 'D'l, which have evident...
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History, Historians, and Autobiography

Jeremy D. Popkin - 2005 - 339 Seiten
...accomplishments. Furthermore, his project, he promises, will truly be carried out for himself alone — "my own amusement is my motive and will be my reward" — and what he is writing "will be secreted from the public eye till the author shall be removed beyond the...
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The Works of Edward Gibbon, Band 13

Edward Gibbon - 1907
...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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