Much elated with this discovery, and congratulating myself that I had more brains than the unhappy eleven of whom my friend had spoken, I hurry to my library, I furnish myself, perhaps all too appropriately, with a ream of the paper called foolscap, and I set myself to work.
I write for my own amusement, at the risk of weary ing the reader who may have the patience to go through this volume. But, as Nature has made me compassionate, I will give this dear reader a little good advice. He had better throw away the unlucky book without taking the trouble to criticise it, which would be making it much too important, and would be, moreover, but wasted labor for the serious critic; for, unlike that Old Archbishop of Granada, so touchy on the subject of his sermons, of whom Gil Blas has told us, I am, for my part, blessed with an easy humor, and, instead of retorting to my critic I wish you good luck and very much better taste, I will frankly admit that my book has a thousand faults, of most of which I have a lively consciousness.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Philippe Aubert de Gaspe
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780331570731
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
Page Count - 302