There are people who read a romance only for the story, and these are always displeased with anything that interrupts their straightforward progress. But nature does not tell her stories in such a way as these readers desire ;and, in the course of human life, there are always little incidents occurring, which seem of no earthly importance at the time, but which, in years long after, affect persons and produce events where no one could unagine that such a connexion is likely to be brought about. 1have always in this respect, as in all others, endeavoured to the best of my abilities to copy nature; and those readers who pass over little incidents, because they seem at the time irrelevant, or run on to follow the history of one character whenever a less interesting personage is brought upon the scene, will derive little either of profit or pleasure from any well-congtnicted work of fiction. I have, as far as possible, avoided in all ray works bringing prominently forward any character or any scene which has not a direct influence upon the progress and end of the tales; but I have equally avoided pointing out to the superfici reader, by any flourish of trumpets, that the personage he thinks of no importance is to turn out a great man in the end, or that the scene which seems unconnected and irrelevant will be found not without remits. Besides these considerations, however, I trust every xomance-writer in the present day proposes to himselfS weater objects than the mere-telling of a good story.
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