Beth, who was collecting the scattered Author
cards, looked up and said, in her shy yet friendly way, "I'm afraid you are tired.
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
gives some account of himself and family.
In the account of Abyssinia, and the continuation, the authors
have been followed with more exactness, and as few passages appeared either insignificant or tedious, few have been either shortened or omitted.
Having got a name for his horse so much to his taste, he was anxious to get one for himself, and he was eight days more pondering over this point, till at last he made up his mind to call himself "Don Quixote," whence, as has been already said, the authors
of this veracious history have inferred that his name must have been beyond a doubt Quixada, and not Quesada as others would have it.
And he who disobeys us is, as we maintain, thrice wrong: first, because in disobeying us he is disobeying his parents; secondly, because we are the authors
of his education; thirdly, because he has made an agreement with us that he will duly obey our commands; and he neither obeys them nor convinces us that our commands are unjust; and we do not rudely impose them, but give him the alternative of obeying or convincing us;--that is what we offer, and he does neither.
Attempts of this kind would not often be made with levity or rashness, because they could seldom be made without danger to the authors
, unless in cases of a tyrannical exercise of the federal authority.
To this accidental source of the error may be added the artifice of some celebrated authors
, whose writings have had a great share in forming the modern standard of political opinions.
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors
and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned.
The swivel alluded to in this work was buried and abandoned by the troops on this occasion, and it was subsequently found in digging the cellars of the authors
They tried to look as little like authors
There will be no lack of fairy-tale authors
in the future, I am sure.
I have written the present volume because I have found no other that, to my mind, combines satisfactory accomplishment of these ends with a selection of authors
sufficiently limited for clearness and with adequate accuracy and fulness of details, biographical and other.
In reality, true nature is as difficult to be met with in authors
, as the Bayonne ham, or Bologna sausage, is to be found in the shops.
IN WHICH THE AUTHOR
ANTICIPATES DISCONTENT ON THE PART OF HIS READER