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Introduction to Illustrated Edition of Uncle Tom, p. XIII.
（Houghton, Osgood & Co., 1879.)
Filled with this fear, she determined to do all that one woman might to enlist the sympathies of England for the cause, and to avert, even as a remote contingency, the closing of Canada as a haven of refuge for the oppressed.
To this end she at once wrote letters to Prince Albert, to the Duke of Argyll, to the Earls of Carlisle and Shaftesbury, to Macaulay, Dickens, and others whom she knew to be interested in the cause of anti-slavery.
These she ordered to be sent to their several addresses, accompanied by the very earliest copies of her book that should be printed.
Then, having done what she could, and committed the result to God, she calmly turned her attention to other affairs.
In the mean time the fears of the author as to whether or not her book would be read were quickly dispelled.
Three thousand copies were sold the very first day, a s
e is amazingly little of it in books.
Fielding is the only English novelist who deals with life in its broadest sense.
Thackeray, his disciple and congener, and Dickens, the congener of Smollett, do not so much treat of life as of the strata of society; the one studying nature from the club-room window, the other from the reportear social arrangements, or by hereditary associations.
Shakespeare drew ideal, and Fielding natural men and women; Thackeray draws either gentlemen or snobs, and Dickens either unnatural men or the oddities natural only in the lowest grades of a highly artificial system of society.
The first two knew human nature; of the two latt great?
Nothing but eyes and — faith in them.
The same is true of Thackeray.
I see nowhere more often than in authors the truth that men love their opposites.
Dickens insists on being tragic and makes shipwreck.
I always thought (forgive me) that the Hebrew parts of Dred were a mistake.
Do not think me impertinent; I am on
on of Independence, H. B. S.'s feeling about, 11; death-knell to slavery, 141.
Degan, Miss, 32, 41, 46.
Democracy and American novelists, Lowell on, 329.
De Profundis, motive of Mrs. Browning's, 357.
De Stael, Mme., and Corinne, 67.
Dickens, first sight of, 226; J. R. Lowell on, 328.
Dog's mission, a, date of, 491.
Domestic service, H. B. S.'s trouble with, 200.
Doubters and disbelievers may find comfort in spiritualism, 487.
Doubts, religious, after death of eldest sonLow, Sampson, on success of Uncle Tom's Cabin abroad, 189.
Low, Sampson & Co. publish Dred, 269; their sales, 279.
Lowell, J. R., Duchess of Sutherland's interesti n, 277; less known in England than he should be, 285; on Uncle Tom, 327; on Dickens and Thackeray, 327, 334; on The minister's Wooing, 330, 333; on idealism, 334; letter to H. B. S. from, on The minister's Wooing, 333.
Macaulay, 233, 234.
McClellan, Gen., his disobedience to the President's commands, 367.