Monday, August 23, 2010

Content as "Trash"

Let us leave it to the reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure, and over every new novel to talk in threadbare strains of the trash with which the press now groans.

--Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (Chapter 5), published in 1818 but said to have been written between 1798 and 1799, and revised in 1803.

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