Henry Alford, 1810 - 1870
As published in Encyclopedia Britannica (1902)
Born: 7 October 1810, London, England, UK
Died: 12 January 1871, Canterbury, Kent, England, UK
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- Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straightforwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferiors, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are. permalink
- Never read by candlelight anything smaller than the ace of clubs. permalink
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