Posted by Amy on September 09, 1997 at 10:41:55:
"Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. It is not fair. He has fame and profit enough as a poet, and should not be taking the bread out of the mouths of other people.
I do not like him, and do not mean to like "Waverley" if I can help it, but fear I must".
-- JA letter to Anna Austen Lefroy Sept. 28 (presumably 1814)
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