ALs to Thomas Noon Talfourd

Charles Dickens
ALs to Thomas Noon Talfourd

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Item No: cdc342301
Title: ALs to Thomas Noon Talfourd
Accession Number: 87-0848
Physical Description: [2] pages

Tavistock House
Monday Sixteenth January 1854
My Dear Talford.
Receiving your book this morning as I was taking my usual seat in my own room, I could not forbear cutting the leaves immediately, and stopping every now and then to dip into it luxuriously.
The spirit and truthfulness of the descriptions have an uncommon interest for me, knowing (as I do ) both the places and you so well.  But such pleasant remembrances are refreshed in me by the close of the book, that I cannot help writing off this note to tell you what pleasure the last two pages have given me.
Let me add to this, that I have been particularly impressed by the Preface, which I think in the happiest feeling and the happiest taste.  It is an example to all of us, at once of modestly, and of that genial disposition to be pleased which is one of the finest qualities to be found in the heart of Man.  If I had been in a bad humour before reading it, it would have restored me directly.  As it is, it has cleared away the fog of the morning and brightened the day.
Ever affectionately Yours
Charles Dickens

MssDate: Monday Sixteenth January 1854
Media Type: Letters
Source: Rare Book Department

Record created by BZ.

Recipient: Talfourd, Thomas Noon, Sir, 1795-1854
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 11/57.


The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Seven, pages 250-251.

Country: Creation Place Note:Tavistock House

Call Number: DL T143 1854-01-16
Creator Name: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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