Take-Home Practice on Prose Style:

Choose one of the following texts, and decide whether the prose style is plain or fancy (see talking points, prose ). Defend your choice in 500 words or so:


1. Jeremy Taylor, The Rule and Exercise of Holy Dying, Chapter I, "A General Preparation towards a Holy and Blessed Death, by Way of Consideration," Section I, "Consideration of the Vanity and Shortness of Man's Life" (HO).


2. Joseph Hall, Characters of Virtues and Vices, from the first book, "Character of a Wise Man," and from the second book, "The Hypocrite" and "The Vainglorious" (HO).

Assignment due: April 14.