December 27, 1856

27 December 1856


Honored critics, one and all, who may be nibbing your reviewing pens to use on my new "Play-Day Book," allow me to inform you, that the printer, not I, made its pages say, "how she sets her horse,"—instead of, "how she sits her horse," and "I can set a horse," instead of, "I can sit a horse;" and "how roughly falls harsh words," instead of, "how roughly fall harsh words;" and the "bird who," instead of the "bird which." May I be hung for a witch if I ever so outraged Lindley Murray. To cut the matter short,—whatever in that "Play-Day Book" is right, is mine; whatever is wrong, is the printer's!

Source Text:

Fanny Fern, "Errata," The New-York Ledger (27 December 1856): 4

To cite this project:

Fanny Fern, "Errata," Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger, Ed. Kevin McMullen (2018)