ALs to Mark Lemon

Charles Dickens
ALs to Mark Lemon

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Item No: cdc375301
Title: ALs to Mark Lemon
Accession Number: 87-936
Physical Description: [3] pages

Devonshire Terrace

Twenty Second May 1848

My Dear Lemon

I am up to the eyes in L'pool and Birmingham correspondence.

The Saturday Night won't do for Birmingham. We must play there, on the Tuesday. THEY want Every Man in preference to the Merry Wives. On the Monday, we play at Liverpool--Monday the 5th. Where the Devil to go on the Saturday, I can't decide; but we MUST go somewhere. I think I will try it on with the Manchester people, by this post. Then, we could take Stratford and Leamington together, in another trip.

We shall be a very small party tomorrow, but I suppose it had better come off. House, Crown and Sceptre. Hour, 6. Egg is coming here at 2, to the end that we may have a stroll in the Park. Shall we call for you, anywhere, about 3 or so?

The Liverpool people respond like trumps. I mean to bear a flaming beacon, both into that town and into Birmingham, in my own hand, about Friday next. I am bent on setting right the doleful Peter's mistakes.

I hear that Lord John and the whole ministry, are going to resign in Jerrold's favor, and that the House of Lords and Church Establishment intend abolishing themselves in deference to him. Is it true?

Ever Affectionately


Oh Heaven! the agitation into which I have plunged the unfortunate Mr. Yates of the Dingle near Liverpool!

MssDate: Twenty Second May 1848
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department
Recipient: Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870
Provenance: Benoliel, Mrs. D. Jacques 12/6/54


 The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume Five: 1847-1849, ed. Graham Storey and K. J. Fielding. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981,  p. 314. 

Country: Creation Place Note:Devonshire Terrace

Creation Year: 1848
Call Number: DL L544m 1848-05-22
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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