Item No: cdc198201
Title: ALs to Rev. Edward Tagart
Twenty Second December 1845.
My Dear Sir
I am very much pleased by your interest in the Cricket. I had great satisfaction in the writing of it, and have an uncommonly strong belief in it.
I hadn't the courage to go to the English Opera House on Saturday, but they tell me it is very well played there. I took great pains with the "getting up" of the little piece: to the end that I might be slaughtered as gently as possible. And from what I saw of the Rehearsals, I really believe it is better done than anything of the kind has yet been.
I walk to Harrow still - was nearly blown away, yesterday, on Hamstead Heath - went to Finchley the other day in the pouring rain - take a cold Shower Bath every morning - and oil the Machinery of the Daily News, 'till the afternoon.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all your house. When shall I see the Palazzo Peschiere again, I wonder!
Faithfully Yours Always
The Reverend Edward Tagart
We are going to act, for the last time, for Miss Kelly's Benefit, on Saturday the 3rd. of January. Fletcher's play of the Elder Brother, and Peake's farce of Comfortable Lodgings.
Twenty Second December 1845
Rare Book Department
Tagart, Edward, 1804-1858
Holmes, David 7/30/84, Benoliel
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Four, 1844-1846, p. 453.
Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace
DL T126e 1845-12-22
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author
- Cricket on the Hearth
- Opera houses
- Kelly, Frances Maria, 1790-1882
- Palazzo Peschiere
- Fletcher, John, 1579–1625
- Tagart, Edward, 1804-1858
- Peake, Richard Brinsley, 1792-1847
- Finchley, England
- Hampstead Heath, England (park)
- Harrow, England (borough)
- Comfortable Lodgings
- The Elder Brother