H. W. Fowler Quote

Any one who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.


The King's English Abridged for School Use (ed. 1908)

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Any one who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct,...

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Any one who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct,...

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Any one who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct,...

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Any one who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct,...