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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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MS British Museum. Date: Handwriting suggests Aug 35; perhaps the 4th as the Lords sat until 3.20 that morning. Address: Miss Hogarth.

Tuesday Morning ' 1 4 to 6.

My Dearest Kate. It is I fear but a tiresome repetition of an old story to say, that I am too tired, and dispirited, to write more than a very brief note—It is very true however: as my aching head, and side, painfully convince me.

Will you send Powell's2 compts. to Frammy,3 in the Morning when you receive this; and say he will feel obliged to him if he will call at his (Powell's) house at Three o'Clock this afternoon? I shall be up at Twelve, and hope to see you here very soon afterwards. Mitton called on me at the office last night and gave me a little caution about the Chambers to which I must attend.

  • Believe me
  •     My Dearest Love
  •        Charles Dickens
  •                 Every Yours most affecy.

I am suffering the consequences of Furteeg.4

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Editor’s Note
2 John Hill Powell.
Editor’s Note
3 Perhaps Dr Stephen Frampton, headmaster of the boys' school at 19 York Place, next door.
Editor’s Note
4 Written "Purteeg"—no doubt through tiredness. The facetious spelling "furteeg" was also used by Thackeray.
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