When at the first I took my Pen in hand
Thus for to write; I did not understand
That I at all should make a little Book
In such a mode; Nay, I had undertook
To make another, which, when almost done,
Before I was aware I this begun.
John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Anfang seines Buchs „The Pilgrim’s Progress“ (1678/84)