Reviews are generally pernicious … because they teach people rather to judge than to consider, to decide than to reflect: thus they encourage superficiality, and induce the thoughtless and the idle to adopt sentiments conveyed under the authoritative We, and not, by the working and subsequent clearing of their own minds, to form just original opinions

† Idem: ‘Reviewers are usually people who would have been poets, historians, biographers, &c, if they could.’