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Charles Dickens

Madeline House and Graham Storey (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 1: 1820–1839

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pg 266Editor’s NoteTo MRS C. B. WILSON,1 [?LATE MAY 1837]

Extract in Sotheby's catalogue, 20 Mar 1941; MS 1 p.; dated Wednesday Night—possibly late May as last. "Elegiac Stanzas" appeared in the July Miscellany.

I cannot tell you how much affected I have been by your beautiful lines,2 or with how much melancholy pleasure I shall insert them in the miscellany.

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266 n. 1 line 2 for Cornwall read Cornwell
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1 Margaret Harries (1797–1846; DNB), wife of Cornwall Baron Wilson, a London solicitor. Published poems and biographies. Between July 37 and Apr 38 contributed five poems to the Miscellany.
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2 "Why mourn we for her, who in Spring's tender bloom" (Miscellany, ii, 16)—clearly an elegy for Mary Hogarth.
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