Note from 'Essai' chapter from 'Memoirs Of My Life And Writing' by Gibbon

The copious extracts which were given in the Journal Étranger by Mr. Suard, a judicious critic, must satisfy both the author and the public. I may here observe that I have never seen in any literary review a tolerable account of my History. The manufacture of journals, at least on the continent, is miserably debased.