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This and the three following pictures were redrawn in outline, and somewhat differently, for "Our Street."

planters beg and implore any Englishman to go to their estates and see for them selves. I think these four sides of paper might contain all I have got to say regarding the country, which I can't see for the dinners, etc. To-morrow I go to Richmond on my way to New York and thence into Canada; and in July or before I hope to see that old country again which is after all the only country for us to live in,

Soon after his return from the first visit to the United States, Thackeray writes to Miss Holmes, adding a postscript on the inside of the envelop, and on the third sheet draws a sketch of Bulwer and himself standing behind a lady seated at a piano. He writes:

"There is a comfortable Hotel in this street kept by a respectable family man, the charges are Beds gratis, Breakfast,

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are consumedly angry, I don't know for y. There's a bit from 'Hard Times' quoted in the Examiner to-day representing such a character as I have drawn in several varieties; but I think I know whose the best English is of the 2 writers. I wonder there is not some young fellow come up to knock us both off the stage."

The following undated letter, which mentions Dickens, was probably written in 1855:

"36 Onslow Sqr Friday M? "(Private)

"My dear Sir

"I go to Paris to-morrow morning where a member of my family is very

unwell and desirous to see me; and shall probably not return to London until the beginning of August: If your meetings are still going on there, and I can be of any use in speaking I shall be glad to do my best in the service of the A. R. A.

"I would even come back for the meeting of Wednesday week (I am free on the SE Line so that the expense wd be very trifling to me) should you think my presence desirable. One literary man will probably be enough, and you have a most accomplished & certain orator in my friend Mr. Dickens. Whereas, from the very little practice I have had, I am just as

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likely to fail as not. "If you think, however, that two of us might be likely to 'draw a house' I am at your service. Unless you want me, or if I shall do as well on a latter day, I had rather of course spare myself the time and travel.

"Believe me very faithfully yours

"W. M. Thackeray.

"My address at Paris is chez Mme Ritchie, 36 Rue Godot-Mauroy.

"P.S. You need not write. I shall see whether you want me by the advertisement of the names of Speakers in the Times."

Thackeray came to this country a second

time in October, 1855. As on his previous visit, he arrived in Boston, where he was most cordially welcomed, and his lectures on "Town Life and Manners in the Reigns. of the Georges" were well received, as they were also in New York early in November.

In answer to his friend William B. Reed of Philadelphia, who asked him his. opinion of this country, Thackeray replied: "You know what a virtue-proud people we English are. We think we have got it all ourselves. Now that which impresses me here is that I find homes as pure as ours, firesides like ours, domestic virtues as gentle: the English language, though its accent be a little different, with its

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