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  • From the private houses in Swathinglea alone — which I had deemed, perhaps not unjustly, altogether illiterate — we gathered a whole dust-cart full of cheap ill-printed editions of the minor

    In the Days of the Comet

  • And presently came a man on a bicycle with an ill-printed newspaper of a single sheet which acted like fuel in a blazing furnace of talk.

    The War in the Air

  • When I read your last history, I am desirous that you should always write history; but when I read your Rome Sauvee (although ill-printed and disfigured), yet I then wish you never to deviate from poetry; however, I confess that there still remains one history worthy of your pen, and of which your pen alone is worthy.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • It was an ill-printed sheet and Vicente was puzzled by it.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • He traced a thin black line which meant little to Sharpe who was still trying to find just where he was on the ill-printed sheet.

    Sharpe's Rifles

  • I still read Macaulay's assault on Croker's edition of Boswell's life of Johnson every once in a while just to savor his magisterial disparagement of a work he judged "ill-compiled, ill-arranged, ill-expressed, and ill-printed" — a variant on the leg of mutton Dr. Johnson once pronounced "as bad as bad could be; ill-fed, ill-killed, ill-kept, and ill-dressed."

    In Praise of Dispraise

  • I still read Macaulay's assault on Croker's edition of Boswell's life of Johnson every once in a while just to savor his magisterial disparagement of a work he judged "ill-compiled, ill-arranged, ill-expressed, and ill-printed" — a variant on the leg of mutton Dr. Johnson once pronounced "as bad as bad could be; ill-fed, ill-killed, ill-kept, and ill-dressed."

    In Praise of Dispraise

  • At about the time when the autobiography1 first appeared I remember reading its opening chapters in the ill-printed pages of some Indian newspaper.

    Reflections on Gandhi

  • -- Cheap, ill-printed literature is responsible for much eye trouble, and it is well worth while to pay, if possible, a little extra for books well printed, especially in the case of those who read much.

    Papers on Health

  • _Quarterly_, or _Blackwood_, or _Art Union_, or _Literary Gazette_; and that even the periodicals and journals which make the nearest approach to the weekly, monthly, or quarterly publications of England, are either wretched compilations, or abominably ill-written and ill-printed.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 9, August 26, 1850

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