• I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1873). “Prose Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow”, p.453