Thursday, January 29, 2009
From Selected English Essays, Chosen and Arranged by W. Peacock.
A HARD AND NICE SUBJECT
"It is a hard and nice subject for a man to write of himself; it grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement and the reader's ears to hear anything of praise for him. There is no danger from me of offending him in this kind; neither my mind, nor my body, nor my fortune allow me any materials for that vanity."
From Of Myself