A Study of English Prose Writers; A Laboratory Method Volume 1

A Study of English Prose Writers; A Laboratory Method Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...guided into their proper places as the component parts of a great whole. Nothing is more striking in Macaulay's style than this absolute continuity of story.... When we read Macaulay... we feel like a spectator of a great natural drama unrolling itself before our eyes. We are not even hearing the story told by one of the actors but actually looking on at what is taking place. This is, to our mind, the great superiority of Macaulay's writings over those of more exact historians.... In Macaulay's pictures of the past, the reader can see at a glance more of the real life of the world as it then was than the most toilsome examination of historical evidence can afford him.'--Mrs. OKphant. 7. Eloquence--Oratorical Climax.--" Certain passages of Macaulay's prose rise higher than the finest raptures of his poetry, and the term Eloquence will measure the loftiest reaches of either."--George Gilfillan. " Occasionally he uses the long oratorical, climactic period, consisting of a number of clauses in the same construction increasing gradually in strength so as to form a climax.. The compact finish is produced by the frequent occurrence of the periodic arrangement.... Very often his eloquence is lofty and inspiring.... In every paragraph we are conscious of being led on to a crowning demonstration. His arts of contrast have the effect of making a climax. He seems to pause in the course of his narrative or his argument and go back for a race that will carry him sweepingly over the next obstacle. He is careful to reserve the most telling for the end, and artfully prepares the way for a final resolution."--Minto. " Rarely has eloquence been more captivating than Macau-lay's.... He has the oratorical afflatus.... Of whatever subject he treats, he is impassioned...show more

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  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664868
  • 9781236664860