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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 441To JOHN FORSTER, [6 or 13 OCTOBER 1838]†

MS Victoria & Albert Museum. Date: one of the last two Saturdays before 20 Oct, "the day of the delivery of the concluding part of the Manuscript Copy" (see p. 677)—depending on the order in which he wrote the "explanations" (Chs 49 and 51) and the chapter disposing of Fagin (Ch. 52). Address: John Forster Esquire.

Saturday Morning

My Dear Forster,

I dreamt last night—strange to say—of the books you have sent home. aI don't ride till tomorrow,a bnot having yet disposed of the Jew who is such an out and outer that I don't know what to make of him.b

The play1 you have with this.

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Editor’s Note
aa Given in F, ii, iii, iii, as "No, no don't, don't let us ride till to-morrow".
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1 Unidentified.
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