Item No: cdc287901
Title: ALs to Frederick Dickens
My Dear Frederick
I think it will be best to tell this man that I am informed he is addicted to drink, and that therefore I must decline to assist him – not because I claim any right to judge his failings, or to punish them, but because I know it is useless and hopeless to give money to a drunkard.
But as they seem to be in real distress, I would give the wife, the ----?, and, if the baby be still lying unburied, I would pay Chesterton's proposed agent, to perform that office.
Rare Book Department
Cf. Nonesuch ed., v.1, p.550.
Dickens, Frederick, 1820-1868
Benoliel, Mrs. D. Jacques 12/6/55
Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace
DL D556f 1843-00-00
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author