Let's have a sensible game of Authors
to refresh our minds," proposed Jo.
For many years of her life, the author
avoided all reading upon or allusion to the subject of slavery, considering it as too painful to be inquired into, and one which advancing light and civlization would certainly live down.
IN WHICH THE AUTHOR
ANTICIPATES DISCONTENT ON THE PART OF HIS READER
Such was the author
of "The Little Duke" and "The Dove in the Eagle's Nest," such the author
of "A Flatiron for a Farthing," and "The Story of a Short Life.
Thus BEELZEBUB Pleaded his devilish Counsel, first devis'd By SATAN, and in part propos'd: for whence, But from the Author
of all ill could Spring So deep a malice, to confound the race Of mankind in one root, and Earth with Hell To mingle and involve, done all to spite The great Creatour?
of the Waverley Novels had hitherto proceeded in an unabated course of popularity, and might, in his peculiar district of literature, have been termed L'Enfant G
clears himself from any sinister ends in writing.
The King, startled at this discourse, denied that he had given any such orders, and was very importunate to know the author
of our intelligence, but finding me determined not to discover him, he sent me away with a promise that for the future we should be furnished with everything we wanted, and indeed that same day we bought three goats for about a crown, and some honey, and found ourselves better treated than before.
Then to the yard with the whole of them," said the curate; "for to have the burning of Queen Pintiquiniestra, and the shepherd Darinel and his eclogues, and the bedevilled and involved discourses of his author
, I would burn with them the father who begot me if he were going about in the guise of a knight-errant.
of the diary and the diary itself are, of course, imaginary.
WHEN the author
of these little tales commenced them, it was her intention to form a short series of such stories as, it was hoped, might not be entirely without moral advantage; but unforeseen circumstances have prevented their completion, and, unwilling to delay the publication any longer, she commits them to the world in their present unfinished state, without any flattering anticipations of their reception.
The interval, with the exception of the last few months, has been chiefly spent by the author
tossing about on the wide ocean.