A Scrap Book

A Scrap Book

A Scrap Book

A Scrap Book

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We all know what qui s'excuse really does, so I shall not say much as to further reappearances after a certain leave-taking. It is true that then I was honestly referring only to appearance "in panoply" -- "Histories of Literature" of the kind I had been writing for more than thirty years in nearly or quite half that number of volumes. These I have never attempted since, and am not likely ever to attempt -- indeed I have refused proposals for things of the kind, not merely on the score of age, but because Fate has not been kind in some other ways. As, when I began again with smaller and lighter things, people seemed to like these, "request of friends" became more than a polite apology -- there is no need to say anything about the rest of the line as to another kind of obligation. After all, one goes back as usual to Shakespeare and Benedick . . .

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