This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
One would suppose that common sense would suggest that when fruit or other matter is sent for an editor's opinion, the packages would be prepaid. It is surprising how many overlook this little piece of justice. In protection to the editor's purse, all such packages have been refused the past few years. Once in a while, perhaps from the editor's temporary absence, or some other favorable opportunity, a box slips in, and here we are now penning this note, smarting under a dollar gone for the rottenest mass of rubbish that ever came before us. We feel very much like publishing the name of the correspondent, only that it would look spiteful, and as an editor, above all other men, is supposed to have " charity to all," we content ourselves with the hope that nobody will do it again.