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DE QUINCEY, Thomas (1785-1859). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to his younger brother, Henry, 1 page 8vo (oblong, lightly laid down), Grasmere, 20 December 1812. In a heavily corrected letter, De Quincey asks Henry to forward copies of The Courier when he has finished with them.
'Nothing further is necessary than to put it into an open cover with the name of any peer or M.P. at the top of the direction. ...'
De Quincey was in the Lake District enjoying the company and stimulation of the lake poets. It had been, however, a difficult year, marked by the deaths of Catherine and Thomas Wordsworth, of whom he was very fond, and by a return of ill health, leading to the resumption of his opium habit. His brother Henry was up at Oxford.
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