From these garish lights I vanish now for evermore, with a heartfelt, grateful, respectful, and affectionate farewell.

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From these garish lights I vanish now for evermore, with a heartfelt, grateful, respectful, and affectionate farewell.” is a quotation from a speech by Charles Dickens.

The speech, given on the 15 March 1870 followed a reading of two of his works.

 

Context.

On the 15 March 1870 Charles Dickens gave his last public reading, held at St. James’s Hall, London, with performances of A Christmas Carol and the trial scene from The Pickwick Papers followed by a short speech. The quote “From these garish lights I vanish now for evermore, with a heartfelt, grateful, respectful, and affectionate farewell.” is taken from the end of that speech. Dickens passed away at his Kent home, Gad’s Hill Place less than three months later.

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