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Born: July 11, 1899

Died: October 1, 1985 (aged 86)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer, author

Bio: Elwyn Brooks White, usually known as E. B. White, was an American writer. He was a long-time contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a co-author of the widely used English language style guide, The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as Strunk & White. He also wrote famous books for children, including Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little.

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Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.

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