“You never do the safe thing if there’s a risky alternative. You’re what people would call feckless, in the days when such words were still in use.”
(Saul Bellow, Ravelstein, p. 43)
Those were presumably the days when copy editors and proofreaders (proof readers?) would not allow a book to be published with “put me onto the Keynes essay” on page 7 and “put me on to Keynes’s paper” on page 8.