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Ray 1: 270] 30 "Our Leader," probably by Thackeray, is published in The National Standard, 2: 333. 28 A William Makepeace Thackeray Chronology December 13 (Fri) Thackeray gives up his chambers in the Middle Temple and moves into a house at 18 Albion Street that his parents have bought. [Ray 1: 271, Ray 5: 168] 23 Writing to his mother, Thackeray says: "I am anxious that the first No, for the year should be a particularly good one as I am going to change the name . . " He also reports being "very comfortably installed in the new house .

From Our Own Correspondent. Dec. " Signed "T. " The Constitutional, 14 Dec, p. [3]. 19 "Paris. " Signed "T. " The Constitutional, 19 Dec, p. [3]. 19 Writing to the publisher John Macrone, Thackeray proposes to illustrate William Harrison Ainsworth's Crichton, but the novel was published without illustrations in late February/early March. He also requests an advance for a book that he intends to write "in 2 Wollums. " [Ray 1: 327-29] 20 "Paris. From Our Own Correspondent The Mutiny at San Sebastian.

There is no new character . . & no incident at all. . " [Ray 1: 198] 12 June 7 (Thu) Thackeray meets James Fraser, publisher of Fraser's Magazine, in which he was often to publish between 1834 and 1853. [Ray 1: 200] The Reform Bill is given royal assent. " [Ray 1: 207] 17 Thackeray writes in his diary: "went to Maginn dined at the Barly-Mow & drank Sherry with him till t e n then he took me to a common brothel where I left him, very much disgusted & sickened to see a clever & good man disgrace himself in that way.

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