'The Grateful Impromptu'

Description

From the autograph album of Christiana Weller (March 1844).

Creator

Dickens, Charles

Source

British Library Newspapers

Date

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British Library Newspapers, https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000035/18990605/064/0002. Some rights reserved. This work permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Bibliographic Citation

Dickens, Charles. 'The Grateful Impromptu.' Autograph Album of Christiana Weller (March 1844). Dickens Search. Eds. Emily Bell and Lydia Craig. Accessed [date]. https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1844-03_Christiana_Thompson_The_Grateful_Impromptu.

Transcription

I put in a book once, by hook or by crook,
The whole race (as I thought) of a "feller",
Who happily pleased the town's taste (much diseased),
And the name of this person was Weller.

I find to my cost that one Weller I lost,
Cruel Destiny so to arrange it!
I love her dear name which has won me some fame,
But great Heaven how gladly I'd change it!

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Citation

Dickens, Charles, “'The Grateful Impromptu',” Dickens Search, accessed June 25, 2022, https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1844-03_Christiana_Thompson_The_Grateful_Impromptu.

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