"has managed to get me a monthly piece in the Mercury"

The London Mercury was an umbrella term for a variety of periodicals published between the 17th and 20th centuries.

By the 20th century however, the publication had carved out a name for itself in the city as an important literary journal (1919-1939).

Featured writers included Robert Frost, Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon and William Butler Yeats, amongst others.