Dr. Morillo ENG462

Johnsonís style:on Young Men of Spirit and Gaiety (Johnson 794):

 

To such societies he was readily admitted, but a few days brought him back weary and disgusted.

 

Their mirth †††††††† was†† ††††††††† without images,

their laughter†††† (was) ††††††††† without motive;

 

their pleasureswere†† ††††††††† gross and sensual, in which the mind had no part;

 

their conduct††††† was†† ††††††††† at once wild and mean;

 

they ††††††††††††††††††† laughed †††† at order and law, but the frown of power dejected (them)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and the eye of wisdom abashed them.

 

Subject = red

Verb = blue

4 main clauses in tetrapartite periods; modified use of Ciceronian cola to express proportioned argument