An American essayist bids us "keep our eyes on the fixed stars."
Blessed with these attributes he is an essayist to some purpose.
Yet it is not Inspiration for his Subject alone that makes the Essayist.
The essayist remained musing on all the occurrences of the night.
No essayist has so much feeling against terraces and villas.
An essayist, on the other hand, starts with an idea and clothes it.
Dickens was not in any sense an essayist; Chesterton is one in every sense.
As an essayist, Chesterton stands apart from his contemporaries.
Montaigne the Essayist alone is emphatically the Montaigne that survives.
Tilton aspired to be a novelist, an essayist, a poet, an orator.