ALs to Lady Blessington

Charles Dickens
ALs to Lady Blessington

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Item No: cdc276401
Title: ALs to Lady Blessington
Accession Number: 87-144
Physical Description: [3] pages
Material: paper

Piazza Coffee House
                Tuesday Twenty Second December 1846.
My Dear Lady Blessington.
                I came to you the other day to tell you how, much business, coupled with some family matters of a distressing nature, so beset me in my hurried visit that I could not avail myself of that kind offer you made me when we parted. You were not at home. I was going to write to you yesterday, when I swore I would repeat my visit tomorrow morning, and Either strangle the man at the Gate, or force a way to your presence. This morning comes my servant to my bedside with an awful list of trains and steamboats, and obstinate tides, from which it seems that to be in time at Boulogne for the Malle Poste of Thursday, I must cross tomorrow (instead of next day as I had intended) and leave town at 8 o’Clock in the Morning. Everything is against me in my hurry and turmoil, and away I go again without having set eyes upon you!
                But I am coming home for good, please God, in March: and if in the meantime you will think of me as having written you (in intention) scores of letters, you will only do me justice. I should love to see your handwriting at No 48 Rue de Courcelles, St Honoré, Paris (Henry Bulwer’s old house) and if you would give me my credentials to Eugene Sue, I would rather have them from your hand than any other.
                My love to Count D’Orsay, and the next thing to it to Miss Power and her sister.
                Every My Dear Lady Blessington               
                               Most Heartily Yours
                                                Charles Dickens
The Countess of Blessington

MssDate: Tuesday Twenty Second December 1846
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849
Provenance: Gift of Jacques Benoliel, 1961.


Volume 4, pp. 683-684, The Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Madeline House & Graham Storey ; associate editors, W.J. Carlton … [et al.].

Country: Creation Place Note:Piazza Coffee House

Call Number: DL B617m 1846-12-22
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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