ALs to Lord Robertson

Charles Dickens
ALs to Lord Robertson

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Item No: cdc199801
Title: ALs to Lord Robertson
Accession Number: 79-1390
Physical Description: [2] pages
                                                     Broadstairs, Kent
                                                                 Ninth October 1849
                                                                          Tuesday Night.
My Dear Lord Robertson,
I have been in the Isle of Wight all the Summer, and have received your letter here on my way homeward.  I purpose proceeding to my Ancestral Halls (No 1 Devonshire Terrace) in a week or ten days.
I infer from your welcome note that a book is awaiting me in the aforementioned halls.  Wherefore, I content myself with saying, now, that I feel sincerely pleased to live in your remembrance as a "selected victim"; and that as soon as I get home, and have read it, I shall send you a sort of sacrificial chaunt, in that capacity.
In the meanwhile accept all cordial greetings from me and mine--not without a hope from me that I may run down to Edinburgh before long.
I am told that Willie Allen is perpetually relating those same stories without any voice; but that at a certain blink of his eye, people know he is telling about "Dochter Henry"--and that at a certain other blink of his eye, they know he is on the subject of that Pig who was found upon a water closet in Belgium--and laugh accordingly, and don't miss anything.
                                                                                            Ever Faithfully Yours
Lord Robertson                                                                          CHARLES DICKENS

MssDate: Ninth October 1849 Tuesday Night
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

Record created by BZ.

Recipient: Robertson, Patrick Robertson, Lord, 1794-1855
Provenance: Jan Richards, 78, Gratz Fund.


The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Five, 1847-1849, p. 625.

Country: Country:England
City/Town/Township:Broadstairs, Kent

Call Number: DL R548 1849-10-09
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author

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