The Philosophy of Style by Herbert Spencer

Produced by P. Peterson THE PHILOSOPHY OF STYLE. By Herbert Spencer PART I. CAUSES OF FORCE IN LANGUAGE WHICH DEPEND UPON ECONOMY OF THE MENTAL ENERGIES. i. The Principle of Economy. § 1. Commenting on the seeming incongruity between his father’s argumentative powers and his ignorance of formal logic, Tristram Shandy says:–“It was a matter