“There are a few Typical errors–& a ‘said he’ or a ‘said she’ would sometimes make the Dialogue more immediately clear–but ‘I do not write for such dull Elves As have not a great deal of Ingenuity themselves.'”
letter to Cassandra on the release of Pride and Prejudice
January 29, 1813 
The “such dull elves” line is a rough quote from Marmion.