William Makepeace Thackeray letter (forgery)

Scope and Content

No address. To an unknown recipient. 'When I said that I could do no more for you for the present I meant it literally: I never once said it as a simple excuse... When I find that your views on hard work are different I may perhaps have something to say to you. Believe me a lazy life is a curse to any man.
A forgery, written and signed in an unknown hand, as if by Thackeray.


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Related Material

For information and details of the forgery, see Gordon N Ray's edition of 'The letters and private papers of William Makepeace Thackeray', vol 4, Appendix xxvii - classmark: YN T42F 945