Thackeray's Letters To An American Family

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byWilliam Makepeace Thackeray

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... TO AN AMERICAN FAMILY Tremont, Mass. Tuesday £1852 Lots of dollars ( 1 500 already ) for the lectures. MY Dear Mrs. Baxter &-: This is not the letter at all. This is only to say that I 'm going to write a letter tomorrow. I have begun one ( I have had ceaseless visitors ever since this morning at 10 ), but I want to say God bless you! God bless you! and can hardly see the paper for--for something in my eyes which brings a film over them as I think of you and your great goodness to me. You must let me write to you often and often, won't you? And do the same to me, please. Now will you, and Ton write tomorrow? Poor B.! I feel for him now. ii Boston, Dec. 22, 1852 Wednesday I HAVE put the two letters in the fire which I wrote ye£terday--two very fine, long, fond sentimental letters. They were too long and sentimental and fond. A pen that's so practised as mine is, runs on talking and talking; I fancy the people I speak to are sitting with me, and pour out the sense and nonsense, jokes and the contrary, egotisms--whatever comes uppermost. And you know what was uppermost yesterday. My heart was longing and yearning after you, full of love and gratitude for your welcome of me--but the words grew a little too warm. You would n't like me to write letters in that strain. You might like me to write no more; and if you did, I should burst out into a misanthropical rage again. Please to let me write on. Enter Dr. O. W. Holmes half an hour--a dear little fellow, a true poet. I told him how much I liked his verses, and what do you think he did? His eyes began to water. Well, it's a comfort to have given pleasure to that kind soul.... And now Interruption No 3,... and that is, 1, 2, 3 letters from home that have been lying here ever so long.... I send you one ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... TO AN AMERICAN FAMILY Tremont, Mass. Tuesday £1852 Lots of dollars ( 1 500 already ) for the lectures. MY Dear Mrs. Baxter &-:...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217883982

ISBN - 13:9780217883986

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