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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1800-1849?I forward you a Chronicle with Hogarth?s beautiful notice.?Charles Dickens The Morning ChroniclePrint: Newspaper
1800-1849?I see honorable mention of myself, and Mr. Pickwick?s politics, in Fraser this month. They consider Mr. P a decided Whig.?Charles Dickens Fraser's MagazinePrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849?I send you herewith, the forthcoming Miscellany, with my glance at the new poor Law Bill.?Charles Dickens Poor Law BillPrint: Unknown
1800-1849?Just as the boat was leaving Dover, a breathless Bots put a letter from town, and ?The Examiner? into my hands, the latter of which, I verily believe preserved me from t...Charles Dickens The ExaminerPrint: Newspaper, Unknown
1800-1849'Dickens ... recalled that as a schoolboy he used to buy the Terrific Register, "making myself unspeakably miserable, and frightening my very wits out of my head, for the...Charles Dickens The Terrific RegisterPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849I am so delighted with Barrow?s note on the qualities of Tobacco (communicated by Harfield) that I can think of nothing else.Charles Dickens Barrow[note on the qualities of tobacco]Print: Unknown, possibly appeared in newspaper The Morning Chronicle
1800-1849?I have had several aggravations of my indisposition, in the shape of voluntary contributions for the Miscellany-one man has sent about as much as would fill half a dozen...Charles Dickens unknownsubmissions to Bentley's MiscellanyManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849'I also return the Grimaldi MS. I have thought the matter over, and looked it over, too. It is very badly done, and is so redolent of twaddle that I fear I can not take i...Charles Dickens WilksMemoirs of Joseph GrimaldiManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849?My dear Sir, I inclose the Blue Wonder and the Nights at Sea. I think if you read the last, you may save yourself the trouble of reading the first. It seems to me, in t...Charles Dickens ZschokkeBlue WonderPrint: UnknownUnknown
1800-1849?Just as the boat was leaving Dover, a breathless Bots put a letter from town, and ?The Examiner? into my hands, the latter of which, I verily believe preserved me from t...Charles Dickens B.W. Proctor'The Sea'Print: Book, Unknown
1800-1849?I regret to see one or two errors in the first Volume, though I have the consolation of believing that none but practised eyes will observe them. I am glad you like The ...Charles Dickens Charles DickensThe Black VeilPrint: Book
1800-1849'My dear Ross, Many thanks for your statistical Magazine, which contains some tables concerning juvenile delinquency that I was particularly anxious to see in a well-dig...Charles Dickens Charles RossThe Statistical Journal and Record of Useful Knowl...Unknown
1800-1849'Did you ever read-of course you have though-Defoe?s history of the Devil? What a capital thing it is. I bought it for a couple of shillings yesterday morning, and have b...Charles Dickens Daniel DefoeThe Political History of the Devil, as well Ancien...Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849'Sir I very much regret that your note has so long remained unanswered. It was put aside among some answered letters, and so escaped me. I recollect very shortly after I...Charles Dickens Edward OliverunknownManuscript: Sheet, UnknownUnknown
1800-1849 ?My dear Sir, I have looked over Uncle Sam, and am still of the opinion I originally formed, that we could not use it for the Miscellany without great injury to the Au...Charles Dickens G.P. PayneUncle Sam's PeculiaritiesManuscript: UnknownUnknown
1800-1849'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...Charles Dickens George Cox[MS verses]Manuscript: Unknown
1800-1849'There is also among the papers, one piece of absurdity by Mr. Grantley Berkely, called ?Chariot versus coach? which I had previously read and returned, and consequently ...Charles Dickens Grantley BerkelyChariot versus coachManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849?I was seized last night with a violent pain in my head (fortunately, just as I had concluded my month?s work), and was immediately ordered as much medicine as would conf...Charles Dickens Henry FieldingThe Tragedy of Tragedies; or, The Life and Death o...Print: Unknown
1800-1849And here I am on a wet Sunday looking out of a damned large bow window at the rain as it falls into the puddles opposite, wondering when it will be dinner time, and cursi...Charles Dickens Henry Torrens [Sir]Field exercises and evolutions of the armyPrint: Book
1800-1849'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 alarme...Charles Dickens John Forster[works]Print: BookManuscript: SheetUnknown

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