John Stuart Mill

Chapter 1, Footnote #01
Boyhood writing

In a subsequent stage of boyhood when these exercises had ceased to be compulsory, like most youthful writers I wrote tragedies; under the inspiration not so much of Shakespeare as of Joanna Baillie, whose ``Constantine Paleologus'' in particular appeared to me one of the most glorious human compositions. I still think it one of the best dramas of the last two centuries.

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