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Oliver Herford

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Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.

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Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure;
Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.

William Congreve

Marry in Haste, and Repent at Leisure ;
It's good to marry late, or never.

Thomas (writer) Fuller

I was a little overworked. I had been reading a great number of manuscripts in the preceding weeks, and the mere sight of typescript was a burden to me. But before I had read five pages of Martin Pippin, I had forgotten that it was a manuscript submitted for my judgment. I had forgotten who I was and where I lived. I was transported into a world of sunlight, of gay inconsequence, of emotional surprise, a world of poetry, delight, and humor. And I lived and took my joy in that rare world, until all too soon my reading was done.
My most earnest wish is that there may be many minds and imaginations among the American people who will be able to share that pleasure with me. For every one who finds delight in this book I can claim as a kindred spirit.

Eleanor Farjeon

And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace.


Cato tells us that Publius Scipio, who was called Africinus, used to say that he was never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.

Scipio Africanus
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