A fine way with words
Draft of 2006.04.14 ☛ 2015.03.20
The first—and only—sentence of the preface from European Glimpses and Glances by J. M. Emerson. 1889.
The ground covered by the contents of the following pages having produced an almost unending series of more or less successful fruitages, the author can hardly expect that the modest result which he has brought to market may be thought worthy of attention; and if perchance it shall be found agreeable to the tastes of some, he will be gratified to know that they have realized something of the enjoyment in consuming that he has experienced in producing it.