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Record 12117

Reading Experience:

'I have many things to acknowledge, but let me take them in turn. Firstly, I have to thank you for your verses. Need I say that however much of truth there may be in them, I should be guilty of very bad taste if I placed them before the public eye; or that the reference to myself and the feelings upon which it is founded are better kept within my own heart?' Lastly, I beg you to accept my best thanks for your novel; I hope to read it with much pleasure.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1837
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Charles Dickens
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Feb 1812
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journalist and writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Cox
Title: [MS verses]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: Found
Sent to Dickens by Cox.


Source Information:

Record ID: 12117  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Dickens
  Editor: Madeline House
  Title: The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1965
  Vol: 1
  Page: 349
  Additional comments: Additional editor: Graham Storey. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation: Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839 (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 349,, accessed: 18 January 2022

Additional comments:

Letter to George Cox in 1837 (no further details of date.)



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