A Critic Criticised

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THERE is a tendency among critics to condemn a book for not comprising what it was not intended to contain. Such critics have a preconceived notion of what a writer should have included in his treatise; they glance through the pages in a superficial manner for what they think should be there, and not finding such topics expressed to their mind immediately condemn the treatise.

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TROWBRIDGE, J. A Critic Criticised. Nature 55, 248 (1897) doi:10.1038/055248b0

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