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    beach
     
     Mr. Leib relaxing at his beach house in Midland Park. 
     
     
    Cortez
     
    Or like stout Mr. Leib, when with eagle eyes,
    He stared at the Pacific—and with all his men
    Looked at each other with a wild surmise—
    Silent, upon a peak in Torrey Pines.
     
     
    self
    A recent photograph of Mr. Leib teaching Honors British Literature.
     
    q-c
     
     
     Almost always prefer the concrete word to the abstraction.
    Almost always prefer the direct word to the circumlocution.
    Arthur Quiller-Couch
     
     
    Maugham


    There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately,
    no one knows what they are.
    W. Somerset Maugham
     
     
    Cervantes
     
    Express yourself in a plain, easy manner, in
    well-chosen, significant, and decent terms, and
    give an harmonious and pleasing turn to your periods.
    Miguel de Cervantes
     
    france
     
    An education isn’t how much you have committed
    to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being
    able to differentiate between what you know and
    what you don’t
    .—Anatole France
     
    Twain

    The difference between the right word and
    the almost right word is the difference
     between 
    lightning and the lightning bug
    .
    Mark Twain
      
    oscar  
     
    If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again,
    there is no use reading it at all.
    —Oscar Wilde
     
     
     
     
     orwell
    A scrupulous writer will ask himself:
    What am I trying to say? What words will express it?
    What will make it clearer? Could I put it more shortly?
    Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?
    —George Orwell
     
     
     


    The importance of all education lies far more in the
    training of minds than in any facts which may be
    absorbed, for trained minds will ascertain the facts
    as they need to know them.—
    Eleanor Roosevelt
       
    berra


    When you come to a
     fork in the road,take
    it.
    —Lawrence P. Berra
     
     
     
     



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    click on English 9 at left.
     
    For information about
    Honours British Literature,
    click on Honours British Literature at left.
     
    Good things to know that you can download for free: 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    A list of good transition words and phrases.
     
     

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