I do not like to change his peculiar expressions, for this is one of those cases in which the style is the man, as M. de Buffon says.
It is surprising how few men understand that Style is a Fine Art; and how few of those who are fastidious in their diction give much care to the arrangement of their sentences, paragraphs, and chapters--in a word, to Composition.
Style is the thing that counts and is remembered, in literature, in art, and in berries.
The style of Antonio and Mellida is the style of The Murder of Gonzago.
The style of band was a subject of discussion calling on their discriminative views of Jim's personal tastes.
Article I declares that the style of the Confederacy shall be "The United States of America."
The style of it is Gothic.
PRECEPT I.--Avoid verbosity; a concise style is the most favourable to strength.
Style, as a topic connected with syntax, is the particular manner in which a person expresses his conceptions by means of language.
The styles to be shown are a marked departure from former seasons, and include the widest range of superior plain materials, in new shades, and the approved parti-colored fabrics, "Arrowette Cloths," "Ombre Stripes," and "ALMA BEIGE," with hem-stitched borders.
The style, if not the reasoning, is pure Brocklebank.
Puerile, if you like, and puerile all the stuff that Charlotte Bronte wrote before eighteen-forty-six; but her style at thirteen, in its very rhythms and cadences, is the unmistakable embryo of her style at thirty; and M. Heger no more cured her of its faults that he could teach her its splendours.
To what style is the inflecting of shall, will, may, can, should, would, might, and could, now restricted?
The style is capital, conveying so much in so few words.'
His style was not only devoid of ornament and rhetorical device, but it was slipshod and untidy in the last degree.
His style of oratory was the exact reflex of his mind.
His style is without any exception the richest, the most picturesque, the most inspired and inspiring in the language.
32.--The style of Addison is more than once censured by Dr. Blair, for the frequency with which the relative that occurs in it, where the learned lecturer would have used which.
Greek Art.--The next great historic style is the Greek.
The style, indeed, is mere chit-chat.
But this opinion is most probably erroneous, as the style of workmanship exhibited in several parts of the remains, is apparently of a much earlier date.
That celebrated style--about which so much has since been written--was an index to the mental character of its owner.
Wickliffe's English style is elegant for the age in which he lived, yet very different from what is elegant now.
Browne's style, though too highly latinized, is a good example of Commonwealth prose; that stately, cumbrous, brocaded prose which had something of the flow and measure of verse, rather than the quicker, colloquial movement of modern writing.
The manner of a true poet may be learned, but his style, in the high sense of the word, remains his own secret.
Hogg's own style of description being the wall,--"O wall, O wall, O sweet and lovely wall!"
FOOTNOTES: Footnote 1: The German for Mistress Footnote 2: The style was a pointed instrument made of metal, and used for writing with by the ancients.
He is obliged, in honesty, to state that the style of some of the buildings wrecked by the Germans was quite second rate.
Benedetto, indeed, may be said to illustrate the working of Ghiberti's influence by his liberal use of landscape and architectural backgrounds; but the style is rather Ghirlandajo's than Ghiberti's.
It also was an attack on architectural changes in Christ Church; the general style was a parody of the "Compleat Angler."
Matter and expression are parts of one: style is a thinking out into language.
The official style of the Russian autocrat is Samoderjetz.
The second piece of the pyramid was also a round table somewhat less than the first, with 4 iron supporters, and dials on the edge, showing the different rising of remarkable stars; the style to each being a little star painted upon the inside of the glass cover.
The base, or first piece, was a table of about 40 inches in diameter, and 8 or 9 inches thick, in the edge of which were 20 glazed dials, with the Jewish, Babylonian, Italian, Astronomical, and usual European methods of counting the hours: they were all vertical or declining Dials, the style or gnomon being a lion's paw, unicorn's horn, or some emblem from the royal arms.
We rest little on the similiarity of facts, for the facts were ready made for both; and Mr. Macaulay tells us that he worked from Mackintosh's materials; there would, therefore, even if he had never seen Mackintosh's work, be a community of topics and authorities; but, seeing as we do in every page that he was writing with Mackintosh's volume before his eyes, we cannot account for his utter silence about it.... Having thus shown Mr. Macaulay's mode of dealing with what forms the chief and most characteristic feature of his book--its anecdotical gossip--we shall now endeavour to exhibit the deceptive style in which he treats the larger historical facts: in truth the style is the same--a general and unhesitating sacrifice of accuracy and reality to picturesque effect and party prejudices.
But this style was too much the plaything of particular minds to create a permanent tradition.
* * * * * The style of our modern poets, is that, no doubt, by which they are most easily distinguished: but their genius has also an internal character; and the peculiarities of their taste may be discovered, without the assistance of their diction.
The style is undoubtedly Michelangelesque, the execution careful, the surface-finish exquisite, and the type of the Madonna extremely similar to that of the Pieta at S. Peter's.
This dry, almost mathematical style, was no necessity with him; few men, surely, have had at command a richer vocabulary, English and foreign, than Percival; few could have adorned thought with more or choicer garlands from the fields of knowledge and imagination.
His prose style is a rare exemplification of classic severity and perspicuousness.
The style is a sort of reposeful Italian Renaissance, that is florid only in the best artistic sense.
Another style of country is that round Hannington and Crouch.
The style in which I've received them is allers worth more money nor I ever made trapping beavers.
His sketch and analysis, too, had a remarkable completeness for an address of that kind, while its style and manner were models of chaste elegance.
Johnson's periods act like a lever of the third kind,--the power applied always exceeds the weight raised; while the terse, laconic style of later writers is eminently a lever on the first principle, and gives the mind the utmost purchase on the subject in hand.
The styles are mixed,--a certain sign, according to Lessing, of corruption of taste.
For the form of the symbol must depend on the form of the thing symbolised, as the medal does upon its die; and thus style and language are the sacraments of thoughts, the outward and visible signs of the inward and spiritual grace, or want of grace, in the writer.
If Antony's style be a criterion, this new master of Vergil's was a rhetorician of the elaborate Asianistic style, then still orthodox at Rome.
The "Greeley" style is, however, an exception to this rule.
So many beautiful styles and books, with nothing in them;--a man is a malefactor to the world who writes such!