Dickens at Niagara Falls

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Catharine Savage Brosman

Dickens at Niagara Falls

 

        — April 1842

      He did not like America—at least
      the States—and said so candidly, once back.
      Without a notion of proprieties,
      uncouth, unlettered, raw: Americans
      were not the English. Boston had a bit
      of style, though. He had literary friends
      through correspondence: Irving, Fields
      (the publisher), and then made more. “Boz Balls,”

      tours, dinners, meetings—he was lionized.
      The lion roared when he presumed to speak
      of copyrights and . . .
      . . . . . . .
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