Item No: cdc275001
Title: ALs to Lady Blessington
Twenty Third November 1841.
My Dear Lady Blessington.
If a very distressing illness from which I am but just now recovering, and the preparations for my half year's expedition to America, leave me but two mornings to devote to your service, believe me that I will redeem my pledge. Indeed I should have done so by this time, but the Surgeon's knife is a bad sharpener of the pen; and I have been acutely nibbed, I do assure you.
Whether I appear before you with a contrite heart and a sorrowful face, or in the modest triumph of having been as good as my word, I shall see you, please God, between this and Christmas. At the worst, I hope I shall not come quite empty-handed.
I should have answered your note before, but I have been at Windsor for change of air, and have but just returned.
Dear Lady Blessington
The Charles DIckens
Countess of Blessington
Twenty Third November 1841
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Record created by BZ.
Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849
Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/55.
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Two, 1840-1841, p. 425-426.
Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace
DL B617m 1841-11-23
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author