Quotation by James Boswell

My wife, who does not like journalizing, said it was leaving myself embowelled to posterity—a good strong figure. But I think it is rather leaving myself embalmed. It is certainly preserving myself.
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. Ominous Years, November 3, 1775, pp. 174-75, McGraw-Hill (1963).
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