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" They have exacted from all their members, a close, naked, natural way of speaking; positive expressions; clear senses; a native easiness: bringing all things as near the Mathematical plainness, as they can: and preferring the language of Artizans, Countrymen,... "
The History of the Royal Society of London, for the Improving of Natural ... - Page 111
by Thomas Sprat - 1667 - 438 pages
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English Prose: Selections, Volume 3

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894
...expressions ; clear senses ; a native easiness : bringing all things as near the mathematical plainness as they can ; and preferring the language of artizans,...countrymen, and merchants, before that of wits or scholars. (From the History of the Royal Society.) THE ERROR OF EXTEMPORE PRAYER AND PREACHING WE have lived...
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English Prose, Volume 3

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894
...expressions ; clear senses ; a native easiness : bringing all things as near the mathematical plainness as they can ; and preferring the language of artizans,...countrymen, and merchants, before that of wits or scholars. (From the History of the Royal Society.) THE ERROR OF EXTEMPORE PRAYER AND PREACHING WE have lived...
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English Prose: Selections : with Critical Introductions by Various ..., Volume 3

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894
...expressions ; clear senses ; a native easiness : bringing all things as near the mathematical plainness as they can ; and preferring the language of artizans,...countrymen, and merchants, before that of wits or scholars. (From the History of the Royal Society.) THE ERROR OF EXTEMPORE PRAYER AND PREACHING WE have lived...
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Critical Essays of the Seventeenth Century ...

Joel Elias Spingarn - Criticism - 1908
...expressions, 5 clear senses, a native easiness, bringing all things as near the Mathematical plainness as they can, and preferring the language of Artizans,...or Scholars. And here there is one thing not to be pass'd by, which 10 will render this establish'd custom of the Society well nigh everlasting, and that...
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Critical Essays of the Seventeenth Century ...

Joel Elias Spingarn - Criticism - 1908
...expressions, 5 clear senses, a native easiness, bringing all things as near the Mathematical plainness as they can, and preferring the language of Artizans,...or Scholars. And here there is one thing not to be pass'd by, which 10 will render this establish'd custom of the Society well nigh everlasting, and that...
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Critical Essays of the Seventeenth Century ...: vol.II, 1650-1685; vol.III ...

Joel Elias Spingarn - Criticism - 1908
...condemnation of rhetorical figures and of all efforts at ' fine speaking', and his preference for ' the language of Artizans, Countrymen, and Merchants before that of Wits or Scholars', should influence literary taste beyond the halls of Gresham College. Mulgrave, who echoes Dryden's...
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Critical Essays of the Seventeenth Century ...: vol.II, 1650-1685; vol.III ...

Joel Elias Spingarn - Criticism - 1908
...condemnation of rhetorical figures and of all efforts at ' fine speaking ', and his preference for ' the language of Artizans, Countrymen, and Merchants before that of Wits or Scholars', should influence literary taste beyond the halls of Gresham College. Mulgrave, who echoes Dryden's...
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The New Science and English Literature in the Classical Period ...

Carson Samuel Duncan - English literature - 1918 - 191 pages
...Knowledge of Nature from the Colours of Rhetoric, the Deceits of Fancy, or the Deceits of Fables," p. 62. "Preferring the language of Artizans, Countrymen, and Merchants, before that of Wits and Scholars." p. 118. knew this and selected with some care the more sensational experiments. By thus...
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English Prose: Seventeenth century

Sir Henry Craik - English literature - 1917
...expressions ; clear senses ; a native easiness : bringing all things as near the mathematical plainness as they can ; and preferring the language of artizans,...countrymen, and merchants, before that of wits or scholars. (From the History of the Royal Society.) THE ERROR OF EXTEMPORE PRAYER AND PREACHING WE have lived...
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Cambridge History of English Literature 8: The Age of Dryden

A. W. Ward, A. R. Waller - Literary Criticism - 1932 - 398 pages
...expressions, clear senses, a native eas'ness, bringing all things as near the Mathematical plainness as they can, and preferring the language of Artizans,...Countrymen, and Merchants before that of Wits or Scholars. So writes Sprat, the first historian of the Royal Society. Almost at the same time, in December 1664,...
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