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
The Bee. No. 1, Oct. 6, 1759.
Note 1. 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]