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Yes,” responded Mr. Ellet, “the methods of windfall are inscrutable. ” bankruptcy LXXXVIII “FEMALE literature appears the entire rage now,” remarked a gentleman, who was once turning over the volumes in Mr. Develin’s e-book shop, No. 6 Literary Row. “Who are your such a lot profitable girl authors? ” “Miss Pyne,” stated Mr. Develin, “authoress of ‘Shadows,’ omit Taft, authoress of ‘Sunbeams,’ and leave out Bitman, authoress of ‘Fairyland. ’” “I were told,” stated the gentleman, “that ‘Life Sketches,’ via ‘Floy,’ has had an important sale — a bigger one, in truth, than any of the others; is that so? ” “It has had a tolerable sale,” responded Mr. Develin, coldly. “I may have released it, i guess, had I utilized; yet I had a really detached opinion of the literary expertise of the authoress. The little reputation it has had, is definitely because of the author being a sister of Hyacinth Ellet, the Editor of ‘The Irving journal. ’” “But is she his sister,” acknowledged the gentleman; “there are many rumors afloat; one rarely is familiar with what to think. ” “No doubt of it,” stated Mr. Develin; “in truth, I, myself, are aware of it to be real. ‘Floy’ is his sister; and it truly is altogether due to the shifting of her articles, through him, to the columns of his paper, and his liberal indorsement of them, that she has had any luck. ” “Indeed,” stated the gentleman; “why i used to be a subscriber either for ‘The Standard,’ whilst her first article seemed in it, and likewise for ‘The Irving Magazine,’ and i'm very convinced that not anything of hers was once copied within the latter until eventually she had bought an enviable reputation all around the Union. No, sir,” stated Mr. Walter, (for it used to be he,) “I comprehend very much extra approximately ‘Floy’ and her writings than you could inform me, and a few little approximately your self. i've got usually heard of the model you provide of this topic, and that i got here in to fulfill myself if it were safely stated to me. Now, let me to set you correct, sir,” stated he, with a stern glance. “The Editor of ‘The Irving journal’ by no means well-known ‘Floy’ as his sister, until eventually the common well known voice had stated its verdict in her prefer. Then, whilst the steam was once up, and the locomotive whizzing earlier, he jumps on, and says, ‘how speedy we cross! ’” “I imagine you're incorrect, sir,” spoke back Mr. Develin, with a faint try to maintain his place. “I am no longer improper, sir; i do know, for my part, that during the graduation of her literary profession, whilst one or articles of hers have been copied into his paper via an assistant within the place of work, he definitely forbade her nom de plume being back pointed out, or one other of her articles copied into the Irving journal. he's a depressing time-server, sir. model is his God; he acknowledges purely the drawing-room aspect of human nature. Sorrow in satin he can sympathize with, yet sorrow in rags is just too plebeian for his beautiful association. “Good morning, Mr. Develin; stable morning, sir. the subsequent time I pay attention of your giving a model of this topic, I belief it is going to be an accurate one,” further he with a stern glance. “Well,” exclaimed Mr. Walter, as he walked down road, “of all suggest meanness of which a guy should be responsible, the meanest, in my estimation, is to rob a lady of her justly-earned literary popularity, and that i want, for the credits of human nature, it have been limited to people of as restricted psychological endowments and effect because the one i've got simply left.

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