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It has been remarked somewhere, that “ the critic-judge of the LIBRARY OF ROMANCE, by admitting "Schinderhannes' into the series, had pronounced a favourable judgment on his own work.” This is true, although no doubt a little malicious. We all form a favourable judgment of our own work—every one of us; and the only difference in our individual case is, that, instead of having to wait for a confirmation of our judgment from a bookseller, we are able to give the imprimatur ourselves.
Lest this mode of Napoleonizing, however, should give offence, or excite suspicion, we beg leave to quote the following sentence from the preface to the first volume of the LIBRARY :
“ With regard to the Editor's own contributions, which, of course, are not meant to be alluded to in the preceding (laudatory) remarks, all that can be said of them is, that if they are not fortunate enough to meet with the indulgence of the public, they shall be at once discontinued."