This was soon so plain that nothing stood in the way but the obstacles which she thus reported to her brother :--
I do not think I shall publish till I can be there [in America] in person. I had first meant to [publish] in England; but you know this new regulation that a foreigner cannot hold copyright there. I think if I publish in the United States I should be there to correct the proofs, see about the form of the work and alterations in Ms.; also I hope on the spot I may make better terms than are offered by letter.Ms.
There were thus some actual difficulties in the way, and there was, besides, an obstacle of foreboding. It is common for those who are undertaking an important step in their lives, especially