Reference > Fiction > Nonfiction > Warner, et al., eds. > The Library
  PREVIOUSNEXT  

CONTENTS · GENERAL INDEX · QUICK INDEX · SONGS & LYRICS · BIOGRAPHIES
READER’S DIGEST · STUDENT’S COURSE · PORTRAITS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Of Style
By Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)
 
Translation of Thomas Wentworth Higginson

WELL-CHOSEN words are abridged sentences.  1
 
  Literary style consists in giving a body and a shape to the thought by the phrase.  2
 
  Attention has a narrow mouth; we must pour into it what we say very carefully, and as it were drop by drop.  3
 
  Only the temperate style is classic.  4
 
  It is a great art, that of knowing how to point one’s thought and pierce the attention.  5
 
  Each author has his own dictionary.  6
 
  It needs more clearness of intellect and more delicate tact to be a great writer than a great thinker.  7
 
 
CONTENTS · GENERAL INDEX · SONGS & LYRICS · BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY
READER’S DIGEST · STUDENT’S COURSE · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.