This play, which is the second last in the series, tells the story of a phase of Oliver Goldsmith's life–not the famous Goldsmith; but the younger man approaching a critical literary crossroad. One road leads to a life of successful hack journalism, the other to semi-starvation and real writing achievement. It is a hard choice. The play is a study in 18th century Grub-street ways, to be put beside Miss Shepherd's plays of Mary Mitford, Hans Anderson and John Bunyan.'
'A Citizen of the World', Border Watch, 15 August 1940, p.2.