|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
The world agrees|
That he writes well who writes with ease.
Prior.Epi. II. To F. Shephard.
|True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,|
As those move easiest who have learnd to dance.
Pope.On Criticism, Line 362.
|Of all those arts in which the wise excel,|
Natures chief masterpiece is writing well.
Buckingham.Essay on Poetry.
|Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill|
Appear in writing or in judging ill.
Pope.On Criticism, Line 1.
|Both to the virtue due, which could excel|
As much in writing, as in living well.
Prior.To Rev. Dr. Turner, Line 21.