These faults may occasionally be excused in a work of length; but a short poem must be correct and perfect.“
    "All this is true, segnor; but you should consider that I only write for pleasure.”
    "Your defects are the less excusable. Their incorrectness may be forgiven, who work for money, who are obliged to complete a given task in a given time, and are paid according to the bulk, not value of their productions. But in those whom no necessity forces to turn author, who merely write for fame, and have full leisure to polish their compositions, faults are unpardonable, and merit the sharpest arrows of criticism.

The Monk