[Ads-l] "yards of verse" in review of Scott (1808)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Fri Oct 2 14:09:43 UTC 2020

Among texts with yards of verse or poetry or information or speech and such (often seen as excessive), a reviewer in The Critical Review, or Annals of Literature, ser. 3 v. 12 1808, p. 397 [HathiTrust] was not favourably impressed with Walter Scott's Marmion ([10], 377, [1], cxxvi pages long):

"The present work appears to have been written by an engagement binding the writer to furnish so many yards of verse, within a certain period, at so much per yard."

S. Goranson

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