|11-08-2011, 02:04 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alabama, USA
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Johnson, Owen: The Salamander. V1. 8 Nov 2011
PRECARIOUS THE lot of the author who elects to show his public what it does not know, but doubly exposed he who in the indiscreet exploration of customs and manners publishes what the public knows but is unwilling to confess! In the first place incredulity tempers censure, in the second resentment is fanned by the necessity of self-recognition. For the public is like the defendant in matrimony, amused and tolerant when unconvinced of the justice of a complaint, but fiercely aroused when defending its errors.