ALs to Daniel Maclise

Charles Dickens
ALs to Daniel Maclise

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Item No: cdc310601
Title: ALs to Daniel Maclise
Accession Number: 87-476
Physical Description: [2] pages
Material: paper

                                                Tuesday June 2nd. 1840.
My Dear Maclise.
                My foot is in the house,
                My bath is on the sea,
                And before I take a souse,
                Here’s a single note to thee.
It merely says that the sea is in a state of extraordinary sublimity, that this place is, as the Guide Book most justly observes, “unsurpassed for the salubrity and purity of the refreshing breezes which are wafted on the ocean’s pinions from far distant climes” – that we are all right after the perils and voyages of yesterday – that the sea is a rowling away in front of the window at which I indite this epistle – and that everything is as fresh and glorious as fine weather and a splendid coast can make it. Bear these recommendations in mind, and shunning Talfourdian pledges and Elyian blandishments, come to the bower which is shaded for you in the one pair front, where no chair or table has four legs of the same length, and where no drawers will open till you have pulled the pegs off, and then they keep open and won’t shut again.
                I can no more.

                                Always Faithfully Yours
                                                Charles Dickens

MssDate: Tuesday June 2nd 1840
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 2/25/65.


Volume 2, p. 79, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].

Country: Creation Place Note:Broadstairs

Call Number: DL M225 1840-06-02
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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