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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 413To RICHARD BENTLEY, [10 JULY 1838]*

MS Berg Collection. Date: CD noted in his Diary, Thurs 12 July: "Bentley and Hullah to come down early and sleep here"; and on 7 July: "Finished Oliver for the Month".

Twickenham Park | Tuesday Night.

My Dear Sir.

Don't fail to be early on Thursday, as I project a visit to Hampton Court, and a ride by the River side.

Wilson has Oliver for the Month. I have planned the tale to the close, and if I have any fortune in preparing the next No. of Nickleby expeditiously, hope to make a great start this month.3

  • In haste
  •     Faithfully Yours
  •           Charles Dickens
  •                        over

Your best way, if you can manage it, would be to come down by the boat from Hungerford Market. They leave (I think) at 10 and 11 o'Clock.

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Editor’s Note
3 Towards completing Oliver, which was still intended for publication in 3 vols in Sep (see To Talfourd, 15 July).
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