Jump to Content
Jump to chapter

Charles Dickens

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

Find Location in text

Main Text


MS Berg Collection. Date: same day as last. On mourning paper.

48 Doughty Street. | Thursday Morning

My dear Lover.

There is a semi-business semi-pleasure kind of dinner in honor of the completion of Pickwick, to come off on Saturday at Degex's the Prince of Wales Leicester Place Leicester Square at 5 o'Clock for half past 5 precisely. If you will make one of my guests you will gratify me exceedingly. pg 332Talfourd and Macready and one or two more will be there to counterbalance the publishers and printers, so I hope I can promise you a tolerably pleasant evening.

I would have given you longer notice, but having to consider the engagements of different members of the party, I have only just been able to "name the day".

Write me a line off-hand like a decent Irishman (if there be such a thing) and say you'll come.

  •                                         Believe me Ever
  •                                              Faithfully Yours
  • Samuel Lover Esqre.                              Charles Dickens

logo-footer Copyright © 2023. All rights reserved. Access is brought to you by Log out