Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | Lea and Blanchard | 1842
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vital truths of the narrative. We agree in all whole-
some respects. Our morals are the same�our results
very nearly so ; and if we have made a longer story
of the matter than they have done, it only proves that
we had so much more to say. We need say no more
by way of preparative, and we forbear saying any
thing by way of provocative. Fall to and welcome !
The fare is solid enough, and as for the spices and
the dressing�say nothing in disparagement of these,
if you would not incur the maledictions of the cook.
We Anglicise in this sentence a homely proverb,
which would scarcely tell so well in the original.