How little reputation is to be got by writings…

I know very well how little Reputation is to be got by Writings which require neither Genius nor Learning, nor indeed any other Talent, except a good Memory, or an exact Journal.
–Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, Part 4, Chapter 12

This makes me feel a little better (and worse) about my blog, which is its own form of journal and which requires no genius, though I would hope it uses learning and talent. Hmm.

But it made me smile today to read it in GT when I was working on my critical essay for publication, so I thought I would share it here.