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Record 12124

Reading Experience:

'Dr. Sir. Poets tell us that love is blind ? I fear indifference is more so. It is many months since I sent you a slight gage d?amour; it is many years (do not be alarmed, I am still very young) since I first became acquainted with your worth and excellence. I have seen you ? met you ? read your works ? heard you speak ? listened, in a breathless state, to your eloquent and manly expression of the sentiments which you do honor; and still by no word or sign have I discovered that you recognized in me the giver of the simple worthless riding whip which I have often seen in your hand, and once (when you [ ] it) nearly touched.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Feb 1812 and 31 Jul 1838
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city
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 Child (0-17)
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: John Forster
Title: [works]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: SheetUnknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12124  
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: 422
  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. 422,, accessed: 18 January 2022

Additional comments:

Letter to John Forster.



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