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.
But since that time other reasons have occurred to me, by which I have been led to change my opinion, and to think that I ought indeed to go on committing to writing
all the results which I deemed of any moment, as soon as I should have tested their truth, and to bestow the same care upon them as I would have done had it been my design to publish them.
She was still busily engaged in writing. When she looked up from the paper, and saw Agnes, a vacant expression of doubt was the only expression in her wild black eyes.
Opening a drawer in the desk, she took out a leaf of vellum, covered with faded writing. Some ragged ends of silken thread were still attached to the leaf, as if it had been torn out of a book.
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. Who ever demanded the reasons of that nice unity of time or place which is now established to be so essential to dramatic poetry?
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.
Taking for granted (what was perhaps doubtful enough) that the fragments of the letter could be recovered, my own conviction was that the writing
on them, though it might be faded, would certainly still be legible.
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 knelt down and kissed the writing
. It comforted me--it was like a farewell touch from Mary's hand.
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.