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I HAVE to announce that with the next number,
completing a year’s existence, the present issue of
“The Savoy” will come to an end. It has done
something of what I intended it should do : it has
made warm friends and heated enemies : and I am
equally content with both. It has, in the main, conquered the pre-
judices of the press ; and I offer the most cordial thanks to those
newspaper critics who have had the honesty and the courtesy to
allow their prejudices to be conquered. But it has not conquered
the general public, and, without the florins of the general public, no
magazine such as “The Savoy,” issued at so low a price, and
without the aid of advertisements, can expect to pay its way. We
therefore retire from the arena, not entirely dissatisfied, if not a
trifle disappointed, leaving to those who care for it our year’s work,
which will be presented to you in three volumes, in a cover of Mr.
Beardsley’s designing. When we come before you again, it will be
in a more luxurious form, for which you shall pay more, but less

                                                                        ARTHUR SYMONS.

MLA citation:

Symons, Arthur. “Editorial Note.” The Savoy vol. 7, November 1896, pg. 7. Savoy Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2018-2020. Yellow Nineties 2.0, General Editor Lorraine Janzen Koositra, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019.