By Eyre Crowe
The British painter Eyre Crowe chronicled, via phrases and photographs, his six-month American travel with William Makepeace Thackeray. Crowe observed Thackeray within the unusual function of his secretary through the latter's lecture travel around the usa in 1852-3, and his illustrated account was once released in 1893 - thirty years after the writer's dying - less than the identify, With Thackeray In the United States. Crowe relates that the well known humourist requested him to accompany him for the straightforward cause that 'Six months tumbling in regards to the international will do you no harm.' a long-lasting and remarkable partnership was once shaped, and the main points of the journey have been preserved in Crowe's fun operating observation in addition to in his paintings.
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His contribution to its comfort was an illustrated screen, print-covered for the most part, but made more valuable by the addition of two of his own gold-pen-and-ink studies. The subjects were two street Arabs caught in the law's meshes. The first was in the grip of a Bow Street runner of Fielding's time; in the next a tattered son of St. Giles was being " run in " by the modern Bobby, who hauls him before the Beak, with a view to his improvement in a reformatory. Mrs. Ritchie has, in her pleasant " Chapters from some Unwritten Memoirs," told her numerous readers of her father's genuine relish of Carlyle's "enchanting 8 WITH THACKERAY IN AMERICA screen," to which he had also contributed.
The first was in the grip of a Bow Street runner of Fielding's time; in the next a tattered son of St. Giles was being " run in " by the modern Bobby, who hauls him before the Beak, with a view to his improvement in a reformatory. Mrs. Ritchie has, in her pleasant " Chapters from some Unwritten Memoirs," told her numerous readers of her father's genuine relish of Carlyle's "enchanting 8 WITH THACKERAY IN AMERICA screen," to which he had also contributed. And, years ago, I recollect his amused scanning of the motley prints upon the paravent of i;he " Trafalgar" at Greenwich—before the advent of " souchet" and whitebait—to which he had invited us.
I am glad to have caught its semblance. It brings back to mind the cosy library. His wading through old records, aided by his secretary, was portentous; but this did not dull his bright view of men and things, which suited your humour as his "OLD HUNKER" 31 clothes did the weather. 'Tis said, I know not with what truth, his overcoats were all labelled as suited for certain degrees of temperature, and were donned accordingly when he sallied forth under the guidance of his secretary. " In height and gait Professor Fawcett, who conquered fame also by indomitable pluck against the same calamity, reminded me of his tall erect figure strolling out hitched to the elbow of his amanuensis.