1888_Stojan Novakovic – ‘Bulgarian Schools in Macedonia, Otadzbina XIX’, Pgs. 78-79

Finally, there is one more phenomenon that cannot be ignored.
This is the aspiration of the Macedonians to remain by
themselves, which they are trying to attain…And this striving
began to be aroused, especially as a result of the contrasts
between the Bulgarian and the Macedonian tongues, and
between the Bulgarian and the Macedonian characters, since the
time when Bulgarian political action began too rashly and sharply
to attack the Macedonian features in the name of Pan-
Bulgarianism.