|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Oliver Goldsmith (1730?1774)|
|QUOTATION:||One writer, for instance, excels at a plan or a title-page, another works away the body of the book, and a third is a dab at an index. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Bee. No. 1, Oct. 6, 1759.|
There are two things which I am confident I can do very well: one is an introduction to any literary work, stating what it is to contain, and how it should be executed in the most perfect manner.
Boswell: Life of Johnson, An. 1775. [back]