Okay, I’m a little late. It’s Labor Day, I’m allowed. 😉
If the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it – the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded.
- Ann Radcliffe (1764 – 1823), The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1764