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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
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'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
1800-1849'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'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
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'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'I should have written to you to-day to thank you for your flattering and kind-hearted mention of myself in the new Preface to Rookwood; if the weather had been finer I i...Charles Dickens William Harrison AinsworthRookwoodPrint: Book
1800-1849'Madam, I have read the paper you were kind enough to forward to me, and very much regret that I cannot avail myself of it. It is not in a style of composition which wou...Charles Dickens Miss ReynoldsunknownManuscript: Unknown
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'My Dear Sir, As you have long since ceased to be ?a colt? in the periodical paddock, you will not be surprised at my not having been able to find room in the next No. f...Charles Dickens Thomas GaspeyThe Grand JurorManuscript: 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'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?Dr Milligen?s paper, he must re-write the last half of it; it has cost me three hours this morning, and I can make nothing of it. I think very little of the gentleman wh...Charles Dickens John Gideon MillingenThe Portrait GalleryManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849?I forward you a Chronicle with Hogarth?s beautiful notice.?Charles Dickens The Morning ChroniclePrint: Newspaper
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 have read the several articles by Major Pryse Gordon, which I herewith return. Although they would possess considerable interest for military or naval gentlemen, I fea...Charles Dickens Major Pryse Lockhart Gordon[articles]Print: UnknownUnknown
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?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?I shall certainly have the pleasure of seeing you tomorrow, and will turn over the prospectus in my mind, meanwhile.?Charles Dickens Richard BentleyProspectus for Bentley?s MiscellanyManuscript: Unknown

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