Composition is, for the most part, an effort of slow diligence and steady perseverance, to which the mind is dragged by necessity or resolution, and from which the attention is every moment starting to more delightful amusements.
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- Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
- If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
- In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness.
- I know not, Madam, that you have a right, upon moral principles, to make your readers suffer so much.
- The mind is refrigerated by interruption; the thoughts are diverted from the principle subject; the reader is weary, he suspects not why; and at last throws away the book, which he has too diligently studied.