Richard Holt Hutton Quotes

an age of unscrupulous and shameless book-making, it is a duty to give notice of the rubbish that cumbers the ground. There is no credit, no real power required for this task. It is the work of an intellectual scavenger, and far from being specially honourable.
Richard Holt Hutton (1826-1897), British editor, critic. repr. in A Victorian Spectator: Uncollected Writings of R.H. Hutton, eds. Robert H. Tener and Malcolm Woodfield (1989). "Mr. Grote on the Abuses of Newspaper Criticism," Spectator (London, June 29, 1861). "Still," Hutton added, "if done scrupulously, it is not dishonourable."