Page:The Southern Literary Messenger - Minor.djvu/20

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Preface

would now cost about $150.00. Whereas this, the only substitute, costs but $2.00. It will necessarily be personal and reminiscent; but the author trusts it will be adjudged that he has preserved a proper mean between an allowable egoism and an obtrusive and offensive egotism.

Richmond, Va., Jan. 2nd, 1905.