F. L. Lucas — English Critic born on December 30, 1894, died on December 30, 1967

Frank Laurence Lucas was an English classical scholar, literary critic, poet, novelist, playwright, political polemicist, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and intelligence officer at Bletchley Park during World War II... (wikipedia)

At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace, but the disgrace will last as long as history.
The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end. This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows, that last word continues, as it were, to reverberate in the reader's mind. It has, in fact, the last word.
And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking trouble and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them.
Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm of English prose seem to me matters where both writers and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn... tired of common sense and civilization.

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