Joseph Devlin





Joseph Devlin

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How To Speak And Write Corr...
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 356 ratings — published 2004 — 36 editions
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Dictionary of Synonyms & An...
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Pilgrims and Other Stories
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“There is an old Latin quotation in regard to the poet which says 'Poeta nascitur non fit' the translation of which is— the poet is born, not made.”
Joseph Devlin, How to Speak and Write Correctly

“In the works of Shakespeare, the most wonderful genius the world has ever known, there is the enormous number of 15,000 different words, but almost 10,000 of them are obsolete or meaningless today.”
Joseph Devlin, How to Speak and Write Correctly

Every person of intelligence should be able to use his mother tongue correctly. It only requires a little pains, a little care, a little study to enable one to do so, and the recompense is great.

Consider the contrast between the well-bred, polite man who knows how to choose and use his words correctly and the underbred, vulgar boor, whose language grates upon the ear and jars the sensitiveness of the finer feelings. The blunders of the latter, his infringement of all the canons of grammar, his absurdities and monstrosities of language , make his very presence a pain, and one is glad to escape from his company.

The proper grammatical formation of the English language , so that one may acquit himself as a correct conversationalist in the best society or be able to write and express his thoughts and ideas upon paper in the right manner, may be acquired in a few lessons.”
Joseph Devlin, How to Speak and Write Correctly



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