On Thackeray Going to America
Speech given at the London Tavern ahead of William Makepace Thackeray going to America (11 October 1855).
Forster, John. The Life of Charles Dickens. Ed. J. W. T. Ley. London: Cecil Palmer, 1928. p. 575.
Dickens, Charles. 'On Thackeray Going to America' (11 October 1855). Dickens Search. Eds. Emily Bell and Lydia Craig. Accessed [date]. https://dickenssearch.com/speeches/1855-10-11_Speech_On_Thackeray_Going_to_America.
‘Dickens’s speech gave a happy expression to the spirit that animated all, telling Thackeray not alone how much his friendship was prized by those present, and how proud they were of his genius, but offering him in the name of the tens of thousands absent who had never touched his hand or seen his face, life-long thanks for the treasures of mirth, wit, and wisdom within the yellow-covered numbers of Pendennis and Vanity Fair.’
Dickens, Charles, “On Thackeray Going to America,” Dickens Search, accessed June 4, 2023, https://dickenssearch.com/speeches/1855-10-11_Speech_On_Thackeray_Going_to_America.