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" His eye for a fine, telling phrase that will carry true is like that of a backwoodsman for a rifle; and he will dredge you up a choice word from the mud of Cotton Mather himself. "
My Study Windows - Page 373
by James Russell Lowell - 1883
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My Study Windows

James Russell Lowell - Birds - 1871 - 433 pages
...Fuller and Browne, - — though he does use that abominable word reliable. His eye for a fine, telling phrase that will carry true is like that of a backwoodsman...Mather himself. A diction at once so rich and so homely us his I know not where to match in these days of writing by the page ; it is like homespun cloth-of-gold....
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In Memoriam. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Recollections of His Visits to England in ...

Alexander Ireland - 1882 - 120 pages
...he belongs to a better age than ours, and might rub shoulders with Fuller and Sir Thomas Browne — a diction at once so rich and so homely as his I know not where to match. It is like homespun cloth-of-gold. I know no one that can hold a promiscuous crowd in pleased attention...
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Alph Waldo Emerson

Alexander Ireland - 1882
...he belongs to a better age than ours, and might rub shoulders with Fuller and Sir Thomas Browne—a diction at once so rich and so homely as his I know not where to match. It is like homespun cloth-of-gold. I know no one that can hold a promiscuous crowd in pleased attention...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English prose

James Baldwin - English language - 1883
...a better age than ours, and might rub shoulders with Fuller and Browne. His eye for a fine, telling phrase that will carry true is like that of a backwoodsman...cloth-of-gold. The many cannot miss his meaning, and only tho few can find it. It is the open secret of all true genius." Says Theodore Parker: "The essays in...
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My Study Windows

James Russell Lowell - Birds - 1884 - 433 pages
...Fuller and Browne, — though he does use that abominable word reliable. His eye for a fine, telling phrase that will carry true is like that of a backwoodsman...from the mud of Cotton Mather himself. A diction at ouce so rich and so homely as his I know not where to match in these days of writing by the page ;...
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Swinton's First [-sixth] Reader, Book 6

William Swinton - Readers - 1885
...trouble heedless readers, for his phraseology itself is as simple as Buuyan's or DeFoe's. Says Lowell, " A diction at once so rich and so homely as his, I...days of writing by the page ; it is like home-spun cloth of gold. The many can not miss its meaning, and only the few can find it. It is the open secret...
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Swinton's Sixth Or Classic English Reader

William Swinton - Readers - 1885 - 608 pages
...trouble heedless readers, for his phraseology itself is as simple as Banyan's or DeFoe's. Says Lowell, "A diction at once so rich and so homely as his, I...days of writing by the page ; it is like home-spun cloth of gold. The many can not miss its meaning, and only the few can find it. It is the open secret...
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Outlooks on Society, Literature and Politics

Edwin Percy Whipple - Slavery - 1888 - 345 pages
...a prominence of obscurity, and seemed to mast-head them there." Emerson's " eye for a fine, telling phrase, that will carry true, is like that of a backwoodsman...choice word from the mud of Cotton Mather himself." " One may think roses as good in their way as cabbages ; though the latter would make a better show...
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The Book-lover: A Guide to the Best Reading

James Baldwin - Best books - 1888 - 214 pages
...philosophical, amusing, imaginative, tender — never didactic." — MACKENZIE. Emerson's Essays. " A diction at once so rich and so homely as his, I...by the page ; it is like homespun cloth-of-gold." — JR LOWELL. \ FICTION. The novel, in its best form, I regard as one of the most powerful engines...
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English Prose: Its Elements, History, and Usage

John Earle - English language - 1890 - 530 pages
...Fuller and Browne — though he does use that abominable word reliable. His eye for a fine, tellmg phrase that will carry true is like that of a backwoodsman...writing by the page ; it is like homespun cloth-of-gold. — JR Lowell, My Stndy Windows, ed. R. Garnett ; pp. 153, 154. In the utilizing of slang, by giving...
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