P.S. I’ve decided to change the title of my blog from “Old & New” to “Novel History” for no other reason than I like the latter a little better but it came to me a little later. The theme is still pretty much the same – reconsidering the old in light of the new – though perhaps the change emphasizes the storyteller role more than the antiquarian one (which the previous quote from Oliver Goldsmith about loving “old things” was wont to stress). All the better. 🙂