George Croly (1780-1860)
From 1800-1829 Literary Anecdotes

Croly once asked me if I had read a certain book. I said, `Yes, I had reviewed it.' `What!' he exclaimed, `do you read the books you review?' `Yes,' I replied, `as a rule I do.' `That's wrong,' replied the Doctor, `it creates a prejudice.'

From The Treasury of Modern Anecdote, ed. W. Davenport Adams (1881), p.123.

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