March 13. 1867

Copy outletter book British Library Add MSS.55386 (2) P. 988

Dear Miss Yonge,                                                                   

I enclose a specimen page. You see we are giving you elbow room. This will make about 157 pages.

Your title seems to me very good at first sight. Perhaps we may leave the absolute decision a little later. I am not sure whether the general public will object to what school boys call – sold – as your publisher was. I can assure you there is something not unpleasant in in the sense of being fairly taken in – as P  was. It is like mild tickling such as one delights a baby with.1

I will see to the capital when we are sure as to the length. In the mean time I only send you this page to see whether you like it

You need not worry over the Norseman  you will find him brief(?) enough after a [illegible].

Very faithfully yours

Alex Macmillan

1Precisely what Macmillan refers to here is not clear.
Cite this letter

The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge(1823-1901) edited by Charlotte Mitchell, Ellen Jordan and Helen Schinske.

URL to this Letter is: https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/yonge/19678/alexander-macmillan-to-charlotte-mary-yonge-94

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