He flew vigorously to one corner of his compartment, and, after waiting there a second, flew across to the other.
I have decided to do so, first because they seem to me worth republishing, and second because at any rate those which have already appeared in journals have in fact been written and revised with immense care.
I do not think that Virginia Woolf ever contributed any article to any paper which she did not write and rewrite several times.
I found among my wife's papers the original draft of the article in her handwriting and no fewer than eight or nine complete revisions of it which she had herself typed out.
Nearly all the longer critical essays included in this volume have been subjected by her to this kind of revision before they were originally published.
The following facts will, perhaps, show how seriously she took the art of writing even for the newspaper.
Shortly before her death she wrote an article reviewing a book.One is apt to forget all about life, seeing it humped and bossed and garnished and cumbered so that it has to move with the greatest circumspection and dignity.Again, the thought of all that life might have been had he been born in any other shape caused one to view his simple activities with a kind of pity.Nevertheless the present specimen, with his narrow hay-coloured wings, fringed with a tassel of the same colour, seemed to be content with life.It was a pleasant morning, mid-September, mild, benignant, yet with a keener breath than that of the summer months.Title: The Death of the Moth, and Other Essays Author: Virginia Woolf * A Project Gutenberg Australia e Book * e Book No.: 1203811Language: English Date first posted: October 2012 Date most recently updated: October 2012 Project Gutenberg Australia e Books are created from printed editions which are in the public domain in Australia, unless a copyright notice is included.