And now for something completely different...

Dissertation Epigraph?

Or, some things never change

I know that the book is unequally written, that the order is not always as happy as it might have been, that the facts and observations are miscellaneously presented to the reader, and that sometimes those belonging to the same subject are separated from each other at too great a distance.

~Amasa Delano, Narrative of voyages and travels in the northern and southern hemispheres (1817), p.18

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