Classic literary essay, first published around 1900. According to Wikipedia: "Henry Benjamin Wheatley FSA (1838-1917) was a British author, editor, and indexer. Assistant Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, 1879-1909. President of the Samuel Pepys Club, 1903-1910. Vice-President of the Bibliographical Society, 1908-1910, and President 1911-1913."