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Urbanity is an old-fashioed word; perhaps ... ... ... ...
an old fashioned thing.
those qualities which distinguish the better type of city-dweller from the ...
boor
Urbanity is that form of true politeness which ... ... ... ...
sets men at ease.
It is an embarrassing subject on which to ... ... ...
lay down principles.
In speaking or writing; some ...; some ...
flatter; hector
In general, however, the writer's tempetation is not so much flatter, as to ...
pontificate.
Most peopel like being flattered, if ... ... ... ... ...
it is done well enough.
My benevolent housemaster once said: 'But people, you know, ... ... ... ... ... ...'
take you at your own evaluation.
It is often true; yet in the long run you are likely ... ... ... ...
to be found out.
Their prophetic ..., for example, served Carlyle and Ruskin very successfully for decades; yet those solemn robes look a little ...-... now.
mantles,
moth-eaten
Their prophetic mantles, for example, served ... and ... very successfully for decades; yet those solemn ...look a little moth-eaten now.
Carlyle and Ruskin
robes
There is another matter which concerns both rhtym and clarity alike-- ...-...
word order.
Just as the art of war largely consists in deploying the strongest forces at the most important points, so that art of writing depends a good deal on ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
putting the strongest words in the most important places.
Just as the art of war largely consists in ... the strongest forces at the most ... ..., so that art of writing depends a good deal on putting the strongst words in the most most important places.
deploying
important points
In English, as I have said, the most ... ... of a sentence is to be found at its end; the next most emphatic is at its ...
emphatic part
beginning.
Words or phrases that would normally come towards the end, ... ... by being put at the beginning, from the very fact that this is
gain emphasis
abnormal.
'... ... hath God raised up.'
This Jesus.
Give a biblical example of inversion, where end-words are put in the beginning.
This Jesus hath God raised up.
The .... crime of being a ... ..., which this honourable gentleman has with such spirit and decency charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor to deny.'
atrocious
young man
The atrocious crime of being a young man' Who wrote this and to whom it was attributed.
Johnson in a speech attributed to Pitt.
'I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny.' What would logic prefer.
I shall attempt neither to palliate nor to deny.