Romance remained the generic term for both novels and romances. Huets Treatise "Upon the Original of Romances" was thus read in the Select Collection of Novels in four volumes J. Watts published in London in 1720. The qualities of "modern romances" praised in the next paragraphs were usually attributed to the romances Madeleine de Scudéry had brought forth in the mid 17th century, surpassed only perhaps by the famous Princesse de Clèves (1678), which was still supposed to be written by Monsieur de Segrais (and not by Marie de LaFayette, as it is nowadays).