By Jonathan Cutmore
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Murray’s policy of maintaining secrecy caused difficulties, for example, as did Scott’s canvassing for the Edinburgh Annual Register. If identifying willing and able writers within a restricted set – liberal conservatives – proved troublesome throughout Gifford’s tenure, how much more so during the start-up period when Murray’s policy of maintaining deep secrecy made it difficult for Scott to nurture and for Gifford to take advantage of the enthusiasm for a new project that might have attracted a larger pool of contributors.
5 In addition to content, Scott complained about process. 6 He looked to Murray and Gifford so to arrange matters that the little band would ‘never again feel the pressure [they had] had for this Number’. The events of the summer and autumn of 1809 would prove that, although he may not have realized it, Scott had thus set a mark for the publisher and his editor. 7 Should their performance fall short of his expectations, his continued commitment would be at risk. Beyond the journal’s inner circle, Scott admitted he had ‘reasons for not being very sanguine’ in his ‘hopes of success’.
This was ‘the Original Sin of our undertaking’, he told Copleston. 63 Murray multiplied the complaints. Gifford’s self-described isolation was a particular worry. His ‘seclusion render[ed] him ignorant’ and incapable of sup- Launching the Quarterly Review 35 plying the ‘skilful management and judicious instructions’ without which the conductors, Murray feared, would ‘totally mistake the road to the accomplishment of the arduous task … and involve the cause and every individual in not merely a defeat, but also disgrace’.