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Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble

(1871-1883)

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Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,945 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.1
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 605
Added to site: 2007.05.15
mnybks.net#: 16941
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ou to answer--as answer I know you will. It is almost a Shame to put you to it by such a piece of inanity as this letter. But it is written: it is 10 p.m. A Pipe--and then to Bed--with what Appetite for Sleep one may.

And I am yours sincerely always

E. F.G.


VI.

WOODBRIDGE: June 6, [1872].

DEAR MRS. KEMBLE,

Some little while ago I saw in a London Book Catalogue 'Smiles and Tears--a Comedy by Mrs. C. Kemble'--I had a curiosity to see this: and so bought it. Do you know it?--Would you like to have it? It seems to be ingeniously contrived, and of easy and natural Dialogue: of the half sentimental kind of Comedy, as Comedies then were (1815) with a serious--very serious--element in it--taken from your Mother's Friend's, Mrs. Opie's (what a sentence!) story of 'Father and Daughter'--the seduced Daughter, who finds her distracted Father writing her name on a Coffin he has drawn on the Wall of his Cell--All ends happily in the Play, however, whatever may be the

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