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In non-fiction works, including introductions to fiction, Isaac Asimov often gave titles to people in certain positions, such as "the Gentle Reader", "the Noble Printer", and "the Kindly Editor".

Is there a more complete list of similar expressions that the "Good Doctor" used?

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    "Gentle reader" is much older than Asimov.
    – Mary
    Commented Jan 9, 2023 at 1:38
  • @Mary, yes, going as far back as at least Charlotte Brontë. Commented Jan 9, 2023 at 3:20

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