Jerrold would perceive the germ of a retort before you had well begun to form your sentence, and would bring it forth in full blossom the instant you had done speaking . . . When the publisher of Bentley's Miscellany said to Jerrold,
`I had some doubts about the name I should give the magazine; I thought at one time of calling it "The Wits' Miscellany" '—`Well,' was the rejoinder, `but you needn't have gone to the other extremity.'
From Charles Cowden Clarke, Recollections of Writers (1878), p. 281.
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