Essayists, like poets, are born and not made, and for one worth remembering, the world is confronted with a hundred not worth reading. Your true essayist is, in a literary sense, the friend of everybody.
— William Ernest Henley, born on this date in 1849
Well, perhaps part of what he says is true, but the born not made assertion is folly (a.k.a., BS). Everything else: yes!ReplyDelete