Work, marry well…or write

I am grateful to Jane Woolley Reardon for spotting the reference to Trollope in the Spectator:

“At the dinner (above) a young man asked Roger Kimball what to do if you want to be a writer but have no money to see you through the early years? Kimball referred to the American poet Wallace Stevens who worked in insurance all his life, and to Anthony Trollope who worked for the post office. A writer writes because he must, whatever the circumstances. You don’t have to depend on a tax-payer hand-out. Or you can always marry well…”
http://www.spectator.co.uk/australia/australian-notes/9288862/australian-notes-225/

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