It is a pleasure to thank the following for their assistance and inspiration at various times: Stephen Colvin, Harriet Jordan, Fergus Millar, John Moles (to mutual benefit), Vivian Nutton, Chris Pelling, and the staff of the Ashmolean and Bodleian Libraries for their care and consideration in supplying the books and articles that another book needs. Many others, including Greg Woolf and Chris Howgego, have supplied help knowingly or unknowingly. Special thanks are due to Ewen Bowie, Simon Price, Harry Sidebottom, and most of all to Donald Russell for being so very generous with their time; it is appreciated and remembered. Finally, thanks are due also to All Souls College, Oxford, for feeding the book so well.
Woodstock October 1994