Monday, February 16, 2015


Open to Criticism and Praise

Thomas Gray, letter to Horace Walpole (February 14, 1768):
When you first commenced an author, you exposed yourself to pit, boxes, and gallery. Any coxcomb in the world may come in and hiss if he pleases; ay, and (what is almost as bad) clap too, and you cannot hinder him.

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