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时间: 2019年12月10日 13:51

鈥楢nd considering that last year there was a{74} deficit,鈥?he said, 鈥榳here would you get your money to pay the interest?鈥? � I think, upon the whole, that publishers themselves have been the best editors of magazines, when they have been able to give time and intelligence to the work. Nothing certainly has ever been done better than Blackwood鈥檚. The Cornhill, too, after Thackeray had left it and before Leslie Stephen had taken it, seemed to be in quite efficient hands 鈥?those hands being the hands of proprietor and publisher. The proprietor, at any rate, knows what he wants and what he can afford, and is not so frequently tempted to fall into that worst of literary quicksands, the publishing of matter not for the sake of the readers, but for that of the writer. I did not so sin very often, but often enough to feel that I was a coward. 鈥淢y dear friend, my dear friend, this is trash!鈥?It is so hard to speak thus 鈥?but so necessary for an editor! We all remember the thorn in his pillow of which Thackeray complained. Occasionally I know that I did give way on behalf of some literary aspirant whose work did not represent itself to me as being good; and as often as I did so, I broke my trust to those who employed me. Now, I think that such editors as Thackeray and myself 鈥?if I may, for the moment, be allowed to couple men so unequal 鈥?will always be liable to commit such faults, but that the natures of publishers and proprietors will be less soft. � 3 He died two years after these words were written. Isola was called upon for her signature as one of the witnesses. She signed in a bold, clear hand, without one tremulous line, her husband looking over her shoulder as she wrote. � � She saw that the salesman's gestures conflicted(lacked congruity) with his words, and she knew thatshe should believe the gestures. The change in Tony'svoice tone from informing to pleading just served toconfirm her feelings of doubt. 鈥楧on鈥檛 be such a damned fool, Emmeline,鈥?he said angrily, answering his own thoughts. He had divined hers quite correctly, and the justice that lay behind this rude speech struck her full. Her only course was to take refuge in her own propriety. She knew how to behave. 鈥榃ho鈥檇 have thought it, do you ask?鈥?he said. 鈥榃hy, I thought it; I knew it all along, I may say.鈥? �