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THACKERAY'S COMPLETE WORKS.

THE UNIVERSITY EDITION.
WITH 325 ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE AUTHOR, DU MAURIER, CRUIKSHANK,

LEECH, MILLAIS, BARNARD, AND OTHERS.

THE HISTORY OF

PENDENNIS

HIS FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES, HIS FRIENDS,

AND HIS GREATEST ENEMY

BY

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY

BOSTON
ESTES AND LAURIAT

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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 recall 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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