Monday, December 30, 2019

Daily Dose

From  The British Essayists; with Prefaces Biographical, Historical, and Critical, Volume 1, by Robert Lynman


"... certain persons may turn what we mean for panegyric into scandal, let it be answered once for all, that if our praises are really designed as raillery, such malevolent persons owe their safety from it, only to their being too inconsiderable for history."

From The Tatler, #50. Thursday, August 4, 1709, by Richard Steele

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