Tavistock House
Tuesday Thirteenth January

My Dear Berger.

Will you do me the
favor to accept the little
memorial I send with this, in
remembrance of our pleasant
play and the obligations it owes
to you. I can never forget
the pains you have taken with it,
or the spirit and genius with
which you have rendered it
high service. I hope these


slight ornaments may lie lightly on
your breast during some part of
a brilliant career, and I heartily
assure you that your fortunes
will always be full of interest
to me.

Very faithfully yours
Charles Dickens

Francesco Berger Esquire

Charles Dickens to Francesco Berger 13 January 1857. See Pilgrim VIII 259

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