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The Republic of Plato is also the first treatise upon education, of which the writings of Milton and Locke, Rousseau, Jean Paul, and Goethe are the legitimate descendants.
He did not write under his own name, but under that of Isaac Bickerstaff, a name which Swift had made use of in writing one of his satires.
The Spectator, you know, succeeded the Tatler, and it was while writing for the Spectator that Steele took seriously to politics.
And if I write in French, which is the language of my country, in preference to Latin, which is that of my preceptors, it is because I expect that those who make use of their unprejudiced natural reason will be better judges of my opinions than those who give heed to the writings of the ancients only; and as for those who unite good sense with habits of study, whom alone I desire for judges, they will not, I feel assured, be so partial to Latin as to refuse to listen to my reasonings merely because I expound them in the vulgar tongue.
This has been sufficient to make me alter my purpose of publishing them; for although the reasons by which I had been induced to take this resolution were very strong, yet my inclination, which has always been hostile to writing books, enabled me immediately to discover other considerations sufficient to excuse me for not undertaking the task.
Opening a drawer in the desk, she took out a leaf of vellum, covered with faded writing.
He placed himself behind her chair so that he could look over her shoulder and help her to understand the writing on the leaf.
For this our determination we do not hold ourselves strictly bound to assign any reason; it being abundantly sufficient that we have laid it down as a rule necessary to be observed in all prosai-comi-epic writing.
The laws of writing were no longer founded on the practice of the author, but on the dictates of the critic.
I feel that I have earned time for an hour's writing at last, and at it I go with vigour.
She had wanted to conceal what she was writing from him, but at the same time was glad he had surprised her at it and that she would now have to tell him.
The writing of those two short sentences had exhausted him.
Oh, between the writing and the typewriting I was well a-weary.
The words flowed from his pen, though he broke off from the writing frequently to look up definitions in the dictionary or to refer to the rhetoric.
I recall the impulse that awakened in me to preserve those words in writing, exactly as they were spoken, while the time was my own, and while my memory vividly retained them.