The following excerpt comes from an article I found while rummaging (uh, researching) within the wilderness of the Gutenberg Project.
A MONTHLY MAGAZINE TO INTEREST AND HELP ALL LITERARY WORKERS.
VOL. VI. BOSTON, APRIL, 1892. No. 4.
Copyright, 1892, by William H. Hills. All rights reserved.
DO THE BEST WRITERS WRITE?
A few years ago my attention was attracted by an article in one of the leading magazines. It was an article of more than ordinary merit, possessing that rarity, even then, a plot dramatically conceived and executed. The scene was laid in a part of the world the truthful picturing of which showed the writer to be a person who had travelled much and observed keenly; the diction was “English pure and undefiled.” There was but one drawback, that the author’s name was withheld, and I was obliged to lay my offering of approval and admiration…
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