the learner must never cease to hold this phase uppermost. In many cases, the
usage of good authors will be found a more effective guide than any amount of
precept. A page of Addison or of Irving will teach more of style than a whole
manual of rules, whilst a story of Poe’s will impress upon the mind a more
vivid notion of powerful and correct description and narration than will ten dry
chapters of a bulky textbook.
Let every student read unceasingly the best writers.
- H.P. Lovecraft
|By Dean Cornwell|