Farewell

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

Background. "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 [...]

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