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Title: Style Author: Walter Raleigh Release Date: September, 1997 [EBook #1038] [This file was first posted on September 2, 1997] [Most recently updated: May 23, 2003] Edition: 10 Language: English Character set encoding: US-ASCII *** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK, STYLE *** Transcribed by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk STYLE Style, the Latin name for an iron pen, has come to designate the art that handles, with ever fresh vitality and wary alacrity, the fluid elements of speech.
By a figure, obvious enough, which yet might serve for an epitome of literary method, the most rigid and simplest of instruments has lent its name to the subtlest and most flexible of arts.
Thence the application of the word has been extended to arts other than literature, to the whole range of the activities of man.
The fact that we use the word -style- in speaking of architecture and sculpture, painting and music, dancing, play-acting, and cricket, that we can apply it to the careful achie...





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