鈥榊ou are wasting your time and mine, Miss Propert,鈥?he said, 鈥榠f you do not listen.鈥? CHAPTER X Their property had been confiscated, their estates seized, and their h?tels and chateaux either burnt or sold. 鈥淪ome were professors of religion鈥擯resbyterians, Episcopal Methodists, and Methodist Protestants. One of the latter was an 鈥榚xhorter.鈥?I understand some of the crowd were negro-traders 综合在线 日韩欧美 中文字幕_成为人视频免费视频免费观看 The vigour necessary to prosecute two professions at the same time is not given to every one, and it was only lately that I had found the vigour necessary for one. There must be early hours, and I had not as yet learned to love early hours. I was still, indeed, a young man; but hardly young enough to trust myself to find the power to alter the habits of my life. And I had heard of the difficulties of publishing 鈥?a subject of which I shall have to say much should I ever bring this memoir to a close. I had dealt already with publishers on my mother鈥檚 behalf, and knew that many a tyro who could fill a manuscript lacked the power to put his matter before the public 鈥?and I knew, too, that when the matter was printed, how little had then been done towards the winning of the battle! I had already learned that many a book 鈥?many a good book 鈥? I found it very hard to make the purchasers understand that I had reasonable ground for objection to the process. What was it to me? How could it injure me if they stretched my pages by means of lead and margin into double the number I had intended. I have heard the same argument on other occasions. When I have pointed out that in this way the public would have to suffer, seeing that they would have to pay Mudie for the use of two volumes in reading that which ought to have been given to them in one, I have been assured that the public are pleased with literary short measure, that it is the object of novel-readers to get through novels as fast as they can, and that the shorter each volume is the better! Even this, however, did not overcome me, and I stood to my guns. Sir Harry was published in one volume, containing something over the normal 300 pages, with an average of 220 words to a page 鈥?which I had settled with my conscience to be the proper length of a novel volume. I may here mention that on one occasion, and one occasion only, a publisher got the better of me in a matter of volumes. He had a two-volume novel of mine running through a certain magazine, and had it printed complete in three volumes before I knew where I was 鈥?before I had seen a sheet of the letterpress. I stormed for a while, but I had not the heart to make him break up the type. Nov. 13, 1m.