chapter  2
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Thackeray, from a letter, 18 January 1840

A new Yellowplush addressed to Bulwer has made a great noise and has hit the Baronet pretty smartly. It is very good-natured however: but you won’t like that either: and it is better that ladies should not relish such grotesque humour: Rabelais, Fielding & so forth (apart the indecencies) are not good reading for women, & only for a small race of men-I don’t mean to compare myself to one or the other mindbut the style of humour is the same.