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Excerpt from Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Works of Charles Dickens: January 23d to March 8th
It is then to our most intimate and personal memories that these books and manuscripts and relics make their appeal. Critical prepossessions, if we have any, must fall from us like a super uous garment when we enter the presence of Charles Dickens, just as a cloak is slipped from the shoul ders when we leave the hard struggle against the blast on the winter high way and come to sit at peace beside the blazing hearth. Readers all over the world have known this, but I like to revive here the recollection of that extraordinary initiation into the se.
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