The Great Exhibition: With Continental Sketches, Practical and Humorous (Classic Reprint) Book

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No book at the present day is fully rounded out to the satisfaction of those who peruse it, unless it be capped with, at least, the shadow of a Preface. Deprived of this finial, the most attractive work is likely to be regarded as but a handsome church without a spire, or a warrior bereft of his helmet. The Italians term this la salso del libro, - the sauce of the book, - and if well seasoned, it doubtless, as D'Israeli observes, creates an appetite in the reader to devour the tome itself. And yet it is often tendered by its composer, with fear and trembling, for in our day readers are quick to jump at conclusions. The most eloquent grace will hardly make a poor dinner palatable; the liveliest prologue will fail to save a tiresome play; the most spirited preamble will not make up for dreary and insipid resolutions. Thus, however vigorous the craving that the sauce may excite, it soon palls over windy meats and the heavy concoctions of an unskillful cook.
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