This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We puzzled over a letter fifteen minutes that ought to have been read in two, but when we got to the end and came to "excuse haste," it was too much. "Because the lunatic has no time to write plainly, is that any reason why he should take the time from me" exclaimed the editor, as he threw the note down on the library table. Soon after a gentle voice whispered, "well, I know some editors who do not write plainly sometimes, and one especially; and it is a pity too, for he can write so prettily when he has a mind to." We have not, therefore penned the savage paragraph which was at first in mind, but we do hope that "every body" will try to write plainly.