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LONDON:

BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

TO DR. JOHN ELLIOTSON.

MY DEAR DOCTOR,

Thirteen months ago, when it seemed likely that this story had come to a close, a kind friend brought you to my bedside,

whence, in all probability, I never should have risen but for your

constant watchfulness and skill. I like to recal your great goodness

and kindness (as well as many acts of others, showing quite a

surprising friendship and sympathy) at that time, when kindness

and friendship were most needed and welcome.

And as you would take no other fee but thanks, let me record

them here in behalf of me and mine, and subscribe myself,

Yours most sincerely and gratefully,

W. M. THACKERAY.

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