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Mary Abigail Dodge
“The war between authors and publishers has been a conflict of ages. On the one side, the publisher has been looked upon as a species of Wantley dragon, whose daily food was the brain and blood of hapless writers. ... On the other side, the author has been considered, like Shelley, 'an eternal child,' in all that relates to practical matters, and a terrible child at that, — incapable of comprehending details, and unreasonably dissatisfied with results.”
Mary Abigail Dodge, U.S. writer, abolitionist, suffragist
(1833 - 1896)
She also wrote as Gail Hamilton (see quotations under that name).