Spent a thought

“I acknowledge that no man will ever write a good style that has not well studied, and exercised himself in writing, selecting with a most perfect delicacy, in all cases, the proper term; but he must go beyond this, and be able to deceive the world, and never let it come into their heads that he has spent a thought on the subject. But it is not one in five hundred that is born with that sensibility of nerve to be able to attain with the help of great instruction and practice, a perfect judgment in the use of words.”

spoken by the Narrator

Modern Chivalry by Hugh Henry Brackenridge

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