A Supplement to Charles Dickens by Pen and Pencil; Including Anecdotes and Reminiscences Collected from His Friends and Contemporaries
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...highly delighted when they expressed their appreciation thereof. "I frequently had the pleasure of meeting him both in Devonshire Terrace and in Tavistock House, and invariably found him a most kind, genial, and attentive host; one could always feel at home with him. My impression of his personal appearance is that he was somewhat slightly built, and rather under the medium height. His face was not what I should call handsome, but, what is still better, it was decidedly intellectual and full of expression. His eyes were very bright, his complexion ruddy, and his hair so abundant that it would sometimes hang over his forehead, often compelling him to throw it back with his hand. " He was not a man to talk a great deal, but what he said was to the purpose. He was one of the most energetic men I ever saw, and threw himself entirely into whatever he did. In the ' round games, ' played after dinner, in his own domestic circle, he was as thoroughly in earnest as in the more serious duties of life. As might be expected of such a man, he was both sensitive and irritable, and a restless disposition (another personal characteristic) made him desirous of continually doing something." "MARK TwAIN's' amusing account of a speech made by his friend, Mr. Henry C. Robinson, ' on the subject of his first meeting with Dickens induced me to ask the great Humourist to intercede for me in obtaining Mr. Robinson's reminiscences of the Novelist. Accordingly he has favoured me with the following notes: --"In compliance with your request, communicated to me by my friend, Mr. S. L. Clemens ' Mark Twain ', I submit to you the impressions made upon me by Mr. Dickens in his visit to New England in I867....
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