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He then notes down “one principal object,” which is “to pay a debt of gratitude…to the patrons of English Art” (Memoirs, II, 247–248). Recognition by WMC that CAC needs special attention. WMC writes to HC: “I could not have stayed away another day from Charley…poor chick, he cannot go on without one of us at least” (cited Peters, 61). WC’s twentieth birthday. In a letter to HC, WC provides a fulsome detailed humorous account of his birthday celebrations. ” He refers to the wife of his former schoolmaster: “Mrs.

WC receives in payment £7. 4s 6d. 4 (Mon) Rehearsal late morning and early afternoon for final London performance in the Hanover Square Rooms. During the evening performance a scenery fire broke out. 5 (Tue) Morning Chronicle writes that public interest in the performance “appears in no whit to have flagged” (P, 6, 450 n2). 18 (Mon)– WC at work on “Laureath,” which became Basil. 21 (Thurs) September 20 (Sat) Finishes first volume of “Laureath” (Basil). 27 (Sat) WC’s first contribution to The Leader, in which WC’s lifelong friend and fellow Lincoln’s Inn student Edward Pigott (1824–1895: EP), obtained a controlling interest in 1851.

WC writes “Brother Griffith’s Story of Mad Monkton,” for HW.

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