Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
But I account the use that a man should seek of the publishing of his own writings before his death, to be but an untimely anticipation of that which is proper to follow a man, and not to go along with him. BaconAn Advertisement Touching a Holy War. Epistle Dedicatory.
If I publish this poem for you, speaking as a trader, I shall be a considerable loser. Did I publish all I admire, out of sympathy with the author, I should be a ruined man. Bulwer-LyttonMy Novel. Bk. VI. Ch. XIV.
If the bookseller happens to desire a privilege for his merchandize, whether he is selling Rabelais or the Fathers of the Church, the magistrate grants the privilege without answering for the contents of the book. VoltaireA Philosophical Dictionary. Books. Sec. 1.