Thursday, February 21

“And my heart throbbed with an exquisite bliss.”

Charles Dickens' incredibly touching obituary for William Makepeace Thackeray:

"I remember his once asking me with fantastic gravity, when he had been to Eton where my eldest son then was, whether I felt as he did in regard of never seeing a boy without wanting instantly to give him a sovereign? I thought of this when I looked down into his grave, after he was laid there, for I looked down into it over the shoulder of a boy to whom he had been kind."

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