Take physic, pomp

Dear Itinerant

Look, I know imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that. And you have a good turn of phrase, which I appreciate and it certainly helps sweeten the pill. And it’s not direct lifting, you’re adding your own thoughts. But all the same, it’s starting to wear a little thin. 
That’s enough for this time, I think. Feel free to mail.

UPDATE: Itinerant speaks, with the impressive count of seven first person subject pronouns in one short mail.

Dear Otto,
I read your blog most days and I like it for what it is. I also read and like a lot of other stuff, so don’t feel too flattered.
In actual fact, I have sourced bits and pieces from your blog and have
linked to it on those occasions; and I have recommended your blog to my
readers on others.
However, if you think I am imitating you, then you are over-estimating your powers; rest assured I am happiest doing my own thing.
Keep up the good work & regards

Saucer of milk for table nine.

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