Received letter, very depressing from Skeffington & Son returning MS. of “Rob Wilder” which they described as “Well and interestingly written”. The gist of their communication was that if published at 1/- it would take 2000 copies to pay first cost, and that it was too late for the Autumn Season.
Received £9. 18. 10 from Longmans for year ending Midsummer last. I used to get £400 to £500. My expenses increase, in spite.of all care – and my income diminishes wofully.