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The poets aim is either to profit or to please, or to blend in one the delightful and the useful. Whatever the lesson you would convey, be brief, that your hearers may catch quickly what is said and faithfully retain it. Every superfluous word is spilled from the too-full memory.Horace
Source: HORACE, Ars Poetica, lines 33337.Edward Henry Blakeney, Horace on the Art of Poetry, p. 54 .Horaces message is often condensed to Whatever advice you give, be brief. line 335. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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