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Works of Charles and Mary Lamb. VI-VII. Letters
Charles Lamb to John Bates Dibdin, [11 January 1825

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[p.m. January 11, 1825.]

MY Dear Sir—Pray return my best thanks to your father for his little volume. It is like all of his I have seen, spirited, good humoured, and redolent of the wit and humour of a century ago. He should have lived with Gay and his set. The Chessiad is so clever that I relish’d it, in spite of my total ignorance of the game. I have it not before me, but I remember a capital simile of the Charwoman letting in her Watchman husband, which is better than Butler’s Lobster turned to Red. Hazard is a grand Character, Jove in his Chair. When you are disposed to leave your one room for my six, Colebrooke is where it was, and my sister begs me to add that as she is disappointed of meeting your sister your way, we shall be most happy to see her our way, when you have an
eveng, to spare. Do not stand on ceremonies and introductions, but come at once. I need not say that if you can induce your father to join the party, it will be so much the pleasanter. Can you name an evening next week? I give you long credit.

Meantime am
as usual
yours truly
C. L.
E. I. H.
11 Jan. 25.

When I saw the Chessiad advertised by C. D. the Younger, I hoped it might be yours. What title is left for you—

Charles Dibdin the Younger, Junior.

O No, you are Timothy.