Godey's Lady's Book - December 1846
The Watkinson Evening, written by Eliza Leslie
as "Miss Leslie" was one of the most frequent contributors to the
magazines of the 1830's, 1840's and 1850's, originally appeared in Godey's Lady's Book, December, 1846. It was was reprinted in The Best American Humorous Short Stories, (1920) pgs 34 - 51, edited by Alexander Jessup, who, in the Introduction, calls it "one of her best stories."
Read below for Edgar Allan Poe's critique of Miss Leslie's writings.
A little from Poe
"Miss Leslie," wrote Edgar Allan Poe, "is celebrated for the homely naturalness of her stories and for the broad satire of her comic style."
See some of Poe's writings in Godey's.