Found during research

From Flaubert, Maupassant derived the chief canon of hit artistic faith and practice, which may profitably be set down here: –

“Whatever may be the thing one wishes to say, there is only one phrase to express it, only one verb to animate it, and only one adjective to qualify it. One must seek them until one finds this phrase, this verb and this adjective; and one must never be content with less, never have recourse to even happy frauds (supercheries) or clowneries of language, in order to avoid the difficulty.”

“The literal observance of this rule made a greater artist of the disciple than of the master.” – Michael Monahan

The Papyrus (c. 1902)


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