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Author QuotedHenri Watson Fowler
Title QuotedDictionary of Modern English Usage
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/12/31
Imprint[S.l.] : Oxford University Press. 1926
QuotationEvelyn Waugh got Burns, of Hollis and Carter, to send me a copy of Ward Fowler's Modern English Usage as an incentive to clean up my prose style, if I can be said to possess a prose style. I am resolving to use it. That is one of my New Year's resolutions, along with a return to the Stations of the Cross daily and regularly after Chapter - or sometime - at least once a day.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 391
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