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A selection from the best English essays illustrative of the history of English prose style;

Author: Sherwin Cody
Publisher: Chicago, A.C. McClurg & Company, 1903.
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Cody, Sherwin, 1868-1959.
Selection from the best English essays illustrative of the history of English prose style.
Chicago, A.C. McClurg & Company, 1903
(OCoLC)592084433
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sherwin Cody
OCLC Number: 1608878
Description: xliii, 415 pages 19 cm
Contents: The English Essay and English Prose: Historical Review; Style, or Artistic Element in Prose; The Possibilities of Prose --
I. Bacon: Master of Condensation: Of Studies (version of 1597); Of Studies (version of 1625); Of Truth; Of Friendship --
II. Swift: The Greatest English Satirist: A Tale of a Tub; The Bookseller's Dedication to the Right Honourable John Lord Somers; The Epistle Dedicatory to His Royal Highness Prince Posterity; Preface; The Three Brothers and Their Coats [Sect. II]; III. Addison: First of the Humorists: Sir Roger De Coverley in the Country; The Man of the Town; The Fan Exercise. IV. Lamb: Greatest of the Humorists: Letter to Coleridge; A dissertation upon Roast Pig; Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist; Poor Relations --
V. De Quincy: Inventor of Modern "Impassioned Prose": The English Mail Coach; Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow --
VI. Carlyle: The Latter-Day Prophet: Characteristics --
VII. Emerson: The Lecturer: Self-Reliance --
VIII. Macaulay: The Rhetorician: The Puritans (Essay on Milton); Boswell's "Life of Johnson"; The Perfect Historian (Essay on History) --
IX. Ruskin: The Impassioned Critic: Sea-Painting (Modern Painters, Vol. I.); the Virtues of Architecture (Stones of Venice, Vol. II.); The Crown of Wild Olive (Intorduction or Preface) X. Matthew Arnold: The Intellectual Critic Sweetness and Light (Culture and Anarchy).
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