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Kathleen Mary Tillotson (ed.), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 4: 1844–1846

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To DR F. H. F. QUIN,3 [?17 JANUARY 1844]

Text from Edward Hamilton, A Memoir of Frederick Hervey Foster Quin M.D., privately printed, 1879, p. 50. Date: soon after 15 Jan ("new babby") and before CD had progressed far with Feb No., still in progress Sat 20 Jan: see To Lady Holland, that day. Not 18 or 19 Jan as "Friday" mentioned.

Devonshire Terrace.

My dear Quin,

You know as I am of a convivial turn, and should be delighted to dine with pg 23you on Friday, but I have a cold in my head, a new babby in the house, six chancery suits on my hands, and my next number unborn and unbegotten.

  • Distractedly yours,    
  • Rebecca.1  

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Editor’s Note
3 Frederic Hervey Foster Quin, MD (1799–1878; DNB), homoeopathic physician: see Vol. I, p. 489n.
Editor’s Note
1 The "Rebecca riots" were again in the news.
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