What Is Good English?; And Other Essays

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byHarry Thurston Peck

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... A Great National Newspaper NOT very long ago there was held in New York City a private gathering of gentlemen who came together to discuss a proposal to establish there a newspaper that should satisfy a need that is beginning to be recognised in contemporary American life. This gathering was attended by men of wholly different occupations and interests, by men well known in literature, in politics, and in finance; and it represented very fairly real eminence in our intellectual and national life. The newspapers did not, so far as I have observed, take any notice of this gathering. Perhaps they did not hear of it; perhaps, for reasons that are sufficiently obvious, they deemed it wiser to ignore it. For, while very diverse opinions were represented at the conference, upon one thing, at least, all the persons present were in entire accord. They all believed most earnestly that in spite of the excellence and ability and enterprise of our existing journals, there is not one of them that can be considered truly representative of the soundest and sanest public opinion, or that in the highest sense deserves to be regarded as broadly national. The fact that such a conference was held and that such an opinion as has just been mentioned was the cause of it, is very interesting. One often listens to a general discussion of the methods and the influence of American journalism; but all such discussion usually relates to particular details alone, and does not take a very comprehensive range. Yet because the American newspaper, such as it is, has always played a most conspicuous part in our social and political life, the consideration of some leading questions with regard to it affords a very fruitful and fascinating theme. Are the best of our American journals worthy o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... A Great National Newspaper NOT very long ago there was held in New York City a private gathering of gentlemen who came togethe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217655971

ISBN - 13:9780217655972

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