That, Harte hints, is the achievement of scribblers like Blackmore (p. 12).
The Chamber—the journals—all the scribblers and speechifiers.
Yes, write about him as you like—let scribblers say what they choose about him—he will ever remain as he was.
And this holds as true for the least of scribblers as it does for great authors.
There were a number of men he knew from the Scribblers ...