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8. Bespeaks a good word for Mrs.
Glyn the actress, 8. His opinion of
Mrs. Stowe's book, 9. Writing a new
story, 9. What he is to get for it, 9.
Visits Mr. Reed's brother Henry in
London, 9. Letter to about the
loss of his brother, 10. Why his book
has not been written, 11. He applies
for the Secretaryship of the British
Legation at Washington, 11. Why he
did not obtain it, 11. Makes his second
visit to America, 12. Success of "The
Georges," 12. Remarks upon an ad-
verse criticism, 13. Repeats
Humorists" in Philadelphia unsuccess-
fully, 14. His generosity to his losing
man of business, 15. He conceives the
idea of "The Virginians," 15. He talks
with Mr. Reed about "The Memoirs
of Hester Reed," 16. The names
"Hetty" and "Theodosia," probably
derived from that volume, 16. Refer-
ence to the Duke de Lauzun in "The
Virginians," 17. Congratulates Mr.
Reed on his appointment as American
Minister to China, 18. Writing in the
Athenæum Library, 19. His horror of
the American Civil War, 20. Brief
summary of his career, 21. Edits "The
National Standard,” 22. Writes a
mock sonnet to Wordsworth, 23.
Lines on Louis Philippe, 24. Publishes
"Flore et Zephyr," 26. His early
monogram, 28. Becomes a Fraserian,
28. Begins the "Yellowplush Cor-
respondence," 28. Reviews Lytton's
Sea Captain" in his
"in his "Epistles to the
Writes his story of
"Catherine," 29. Proposes to write
"Tales of the Old Bailey, 31. He
criticises highwayman novels in the per-
son of Mr. Ikey Solomon, 32. Char-
acters in "Catherine," 34. Writes the
"Shabby Genteel Story," 35. Writes
the "Great Hoggarty Diamond," 35.
Sterling's opinion of it, 36. Different pa-
pers in Fraser, 1842-43, 36. His connec-
tion with "Punch." 37.
Punch." 37. His contribu-
tions to it, 38. "Mr. Punch" in Edin-
burgh, 38. He is purchased and sent to
His note in reply, 39.
feels the gravity of his calling, 40. His
different noms de plume and writings in
Punch," 41. Dedicates "The Paris
Sketch-Book," to his tailor, 41. Pub-
lishes "Comic Tales and Sketches,"
"Full and ripe," like Addison, 43.
His writings in different periodicals and
journals, 44. Smallness of his hand-
writing, 44. His method of writing, 44.
Reappearance of his characters, 44.
Works of his later literary life, 45. A
French critic on "Vanity Fair," 47.
His stories stop, but do not end, 48.
His beginnings frequently felicitous,
49. His characters finely discriminated,
50. His remark about Esmond and
Lady Castlewood, 57. His last paper,
61. "If my tap is not genuine, it is
naught," 62. He draws but one utterly
unredeemed scoundrel, 67. His opinion
of satire and satirists, 68. Excellence
of his historic portraits, 69. He is
charged with disloyalty, 71. Defends
himself at a dinner in Edinburgh, 71.
Character of his verse, 75. Character
of his drawings, 78. Excellence of his
art criticisms, 81. No good portrait of
him, 86. A glimpse of his personal
history, 88. His strong religious feel-
ing, 89. "The Infinite beginning,"
92. His personal appearance, 94.
blunt remark about Carlyle, 95.
opinion of Dickens, 95. His general
manner, 96. His assertion with regard
to Swift's Stella, 97. His story about
the Eton boys, 98. He defines the
difference between Shakespeare and an
ordinary mind, 98. His sensitiveness, 99.
His feeling towards servants, 99. An
instance of his generosity to them, 99.
Personal appearance in his last days,
100. A remark about Washington, 101.
His regret for his lost child, 101.
"The tall gentleman," 103. He is not
permitted to "tip" an American boy,
105. A compromise effected, 106.
Who is that man! 107. His moodi-
ness, 110. A remark of Douglas Jerrold
concerning him, 110. A note to Mr.
Hodder, III. His manner of loaning
money to his poorer brethren, 112. En-
gages Hodder as his amanuensis, 113.
His manner while dictating, 113. His
intention to start a magazine, 14. His
observation concerning a secretary, 115.
A farewell banquet proposed, 115. His
nervousness about it, 115. He dictates
the heads of a speech, 116. The Thack-
eray dinner, 116. Draft of his speech,
117. Anecdote of his tender-heartedness,
I 20. The parting hour, 121. He ar-
ranges with Mr. Beale for readings of
"The Four Georges," 123. His delight
in reading "Dombey and Son," 124.
"There's no writing against such power
as this," 125. Nervous about another
speech, 125. He feels that he has lost
prestige, 126. His literary generosity,
127. His dislike of writing autographs,
127. A humble suggestion "with re-
gard to Albert Smith's grammar, 128.
He is taken ill while lecturing, 129.
What he was advised to do, and what
he did, 129. His saunter along Pall
Mall," He's dead!" In Kensal
Green Cemetery, 131. His earliest lit-
erary efforts, 132. "The Snob," 133.
Mr. Thackeray puts up at the Hôtel de
Bristol, 139. His medicine for a sick
old patient, 139. What he did in Paris
when he was young, 140. He endeavors
to witness an execution, 142. His letter
to the editor of the "Morning Chroni-
144. Compared with Dickens and
Hawthorne, 150. Tossing up with a
cabman, 152. The silent rider on his
cab, 152. In Horace Mayhew's cham-
He has a five-pound note
to lend, 153. Mr. Edmund Yates de-
scribes him in "Town Talk," 154. His
letter to Mr. Yates, 155. He receives
a letter from Dickens in regard to Mr.
His reply, 158. His letter
to the Committee of the Garrick Club,
159. Coolness between him and Dick-
ens. They are finally reconciled, 160.
Mr. Bell thinks it is like him, 161.
He caricatures himself as a winged
spirit, 161. His new serial story an-
nounced, 162. He complains of illness,
163. Wishes his valet "good-night,"
163. What his mother heard in the
night, 163. Weight of his brain, 164.
His ancestry, 165. His love of art and
artists, 166. His early style, 167. His
companions at the "Punch" dinners,
168. His love of children, 170. The
Thackeray Quadrilateral, 170.
offers himself as M. P. for Oxford, 171.
He is defeated, 172. His troubles as
editor of "The Cornhill," 172.
offers to increase a charitable subscrip-
tion, 174 His last dinner at the
Garrick Club, 174. His fondness for
quoting Horace, 176. His poetry, 177.
His first friends, 178. His opinion of
his early satiric writing, 178. Where
he wrote "Vanity Fair," 180.
reality of his creations to him, 180.
His opinion of Juvenal, 181. He takes
off his hat to Addison, 181. What he
thought of one touch in "Vanity Fair,"
182. His conversation, 182. His
house, 185. He proposed to illustrate
Dickens's first book, 187. He came to
dinner, "because he could not help
it," 187. Stamping about, laughing,
187. He asks Dickens to tell the Ox-
ford voters who he was, 188. His
feeling with regard to boys, 188. His
latest and last story, 189. His last cor-
rected words in print, 190. Memo-
rial. poem in "Punch," 191. Memorial
poem in "Fun," 191. Memorial poem
by Lord Houghton, 193. Memorial by
T. W. Parsons, 194.
H. Stoddard, 195. Thackeray's idea of
popularity, 222. The Queen purchases
a book from his library, 237.
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