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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Writing
 
He that intends to write what is worthy to be read more than once should blot frequently.  Horace.  1
If you would write naturally, vigorously, delicately, you must express the truth.  La Bruyère.  2
Of all those arts in which the wise excel
Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.  Buckingham.
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Sound judgment is the ground of writing well.  Roscommon.  4
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance.  Pope.  5
Write with the learned but speak with the vulgar.  6
Writing is the language of the hand.  Hebrew.  7
You write with ease to show your breeding.
But easy writing’s curst hard reading.  Moore’s Life of Sheridan.
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