Fanny Fern, RUTH HALL, New York, Mason Brothers, 1855, 400 pages.
"The truth is simply this; ‘Floy’ is a genius; her writings, wherever
published, would have attracted attention, and stamped the writer as a
person of extraordinary talent; hence her fame and success, the fruits of
which you have principally reaped. As to ‘Floy’s’ being under any
obligations to you, I repudiate the idea entirely; the ‘obligation’ is all
on the other side. She has made ‘The Standard,’ instead of you making
her reputation. Her genius has borne its name to England, Scotland, Ireland,—wherever the English language is spoken,—and raised it from an
obscure provincial paper to a widely-known journal."