Reflections upon accuracy of style. [electronic resource] : In five dialogues. Containing the chief rules to be observed for obtaining an accurate style. Of the too frequent Use of Antitheses. Of the Use of Metaphors. Of Affectation in Style. Of Flashy Styles. Of the Use of Foreign Words. Of the Laconick Style. Of the Long Style. Of Novelty of Style. Of Poetical Expressions used in Prose. Of the Use of Obsolete Words. Rapin's Rules of Style. Of Obscurity in Writing. On Harmony of Sound. French Writers not a Rule in other Languages. Vogue not always a sure Proof of a good Writer. Of the Beauties and Blemishes in the Style of the late famous Mr. Collier. Of that Gentleman's Oddness of Expression, Metaphors, &c. With brief observations interspersed thro' the whole, on Aristotle, Longinus, Quintilian, Cicero, Tacitus, Tasso, Boileau, Bouhours, Rapin, Voiture, Milton, Cowley, Sprat, Denham, Dryden, &c. And many other Curious Particulars referred to in the Index. By Mr. John Constable, Author of the Conversation of Gentlemen, &c.

Constable, John, 1676-1743.
London : printed for John Hawkins, at the Falson in St. Paul's Church-Yard, M.DCC.XXXVIII. [1738]
xvi,246p. ; 8⁰.
The second edition.
Eighteenth century collections online. Part 1.

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Literary style.
English language -- Style.
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England London.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
A reissue of the 1734 edition, with a cancel titlepage and with the final advertisement leaf excised.
Recto of A2 is numbered 3.
The ornaments are those used by Henry Woodfall.
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
Reproduction of original from British Library.
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Alston, VI, 163
English Short Title Catalog, T96743.
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