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" In the Attic commonwealth it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet to rail aloud and in public... "
The Works of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift ... - Página 117
por Jonathan Swift - 1784
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English Language in Its Elements and Forms: with a History of Its Origin and ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1858 - 381 páginas
...against brevity are, 1. Tautology, which is the repetition of some idea in different words ; as, " It was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet to rail aloud and in public." 2. Pleonasm. This implies bare superfluity, or more than enough ; as, " They returned back again to...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1859 - 435 páginas
...common, and to be found even in our best writers. " In the Attic commonwealth," says Doctor Swift, " it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet to rail aloud and in public."^ If he had said simply, " In the Attic commonwealth it was the privilege of every citizen to rail in...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1860 - 435 páginas
...common, and to be found even in our best writers. "In the Attic commonwealth," says Doctor Swift, " it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet to rail aloud and in public."^ If he had said simply, " In the Attic commonwealth it was the privilege of every citizen to rail in...
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A first (A second) course of English composition

John Hugh Hawley - 1865
...whence they set out. 2. In the war that immediately followed, the Spartans were the first aggressors. 3. In the Attic Commonwealth it was the privilege and...every citizen and poet, to rail aloud and in public. 4. The arts of deceit and cunning do not grow weaker and less effectual and serviceable to them. 5....
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English Composition and Rhetoric: A Manual

Alexander Bain - 1867 - 343 páginas
...Circumlocution. I. TAUTOLOGY means the repetition of the same sense in different words ; as when Swift says, " In the Attic commonwealth, it was the privilege and...every citizen and poet, to rail aloud and in public" The meaning is the same as, " it was the privilege of every citizen to rail in public." The following...
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A complete course of English composition

John Hugh Hawley - 1868 - 276 páginas
...whence they set out. 2. In the war that immediately followed, the Spartans were the first aggressors. 3. In the Attic Commonwealth it was the privilege and...every citizen and poet, to rail aloud and in public. 4. The arts of deceit and cunning do not grow weaker and less effectual and serviceable to them. 5....
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The Sixth Reader of the United States Series: Embracing, in Brief, the ...

Marcius Willson - 1872 - 372 páginas
...him by a young man for publication in BryExamples. [See preceding page.] Corrections. • "At Athena it was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet to rail At Athens it was the privilege of every citizen to rail in public. aloud, and in public."— SWIFT....
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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms, with a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1873 - 796 páginas
...against brevity are, 1. Tautology, which is the repetition of some idea in different words ; as, " It was the privilege and birthright of every citizen and poet to rail aloud and in public.'1'' 2. Pleonasm. This implies bare superfluity, or more than enough ; as, " They returned back...
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Outlines of the Art of Expression

Joseph Henry Gilmore - 1876 - 117 páginas
...appreciable difference in their meaning. Swift illustrates the defect which I censure when he writes : "In the Attic Commonwealth, it was the privilege and...every citizen and poet, to rail aloud and in public." 2. In using too few words to express the thought. This is called Deficiency. "We must be careful, as...
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The Science of Rhetoric: An Introduction to the Laws of Effective Discourse

David Jayne Hill - 1877 - 304 páginas
...indifference, or to survey so many beauties without a secret satisfaction and complacency. — Addiaon. (3) In the Attic commonwealth, it was the privilege and...every citizen and poet, to rail aloud and in public. — Swift. (4) He [Pryor] had often infused into it [his style] much knowledge and much thought ; he...
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