The Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble

The Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble

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The Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble

The Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble

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'Letters . . . . such as are written from wise men, are, of all the words of man, in my judgment the best.' -- Bacon.

THE following letters, addressed by Edward Fitz- Gerald to his life-long friend Fanny Kemble, form an almost continuous series, from the middle of 1871 to within three weeks of his death in 1883. They are printed as nearly as possible as he wrote them, preserving his peculiarities of punctuation and his use of capital letters, although in this he is not always consistent. In writing to me in 1873 he said, 'I love the old Capitals for Nouns.' It has been a task of some difficulty to arrange the letters in their proper order, in consequence of many of them being either not dated at all or only imperfectly dated; but I hope I have succeeded in giving them, approximately at least, in their true sequence. The notes which are added are mainly for the purpose of explaining allusions, and among them will be found extracts from other letters in my . . .

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