Clusters of prefatory tags (“the ancient Greek philosopher Plato”) alternate with definitions of standard tropes and devices.
Consequently, an important aspect of Shakespeare, even prefatory Shakespeare, is missing.
Unfortunately for my desires, I can only be prefatory in the case of my own.
She was wanting to correct the proofs of the book and rewrite the prefatory memoir.
In a prefatory note to the second edition of Paradise Lost, Milton delivered an arrogant but ineffectual counterblast.
I did it in a prefatory note to a book of mine called Tom Sawyer.
I lost no time in beginning my inquiries; I wasted no words in prefatory phrases.
But she paused an instant at a prefatory cough from the handmaiden.
It is not in the purpose of these prefatory paragraphs to a too-brief group of Beethoven's letters to enter upon his biography.
This renders the prefatory remarks I have to make necessary.