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Lucky Words

Lucky Words I had little thought when I chose words for this article that I had such a large project before me. I soon found that I had embarked on an ocean and that soon or late I would find myself swamped and sunk if I did not limit myself and keep within territorial waters. This paper will reveal no erudition in etymology or grammar. Neither will it pretend to be an exemplar of the King's English. The choice word and measured phrase beyond the reach of ordinary men, as Wordsworth puts it, will only be evident in quotation. The warning of Ecclesiastes, Let thy words be few, hangs over me, for, as Pope, a veritable huckster in words, says Words are like leaves and where they most abound much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/eb012062
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Abstract

I had little thought when I chose words for this article that I had such a large project before me. I soon found that I had embarked on an ocean and that soon or late I would find myself swamped and sunk if I did not limit myself and keep within territorial waters. This paper will reveal no erudition in etymology or grammar. Neither will it pretend to be an exemplar of the King's English. The choice word and measured phrase beyond the reach of ordinary men, as Wordsworth puts it, will only be evident in quotation. The warning of Ecclesiastes, Let thy words be few, hangs over me, for, as Pope, a veritable huckster in words, says Words are like leaves and where they most abound much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.

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Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1943

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