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Sequel to "The Christmas Carol" in The New World, Vol. IX, No. 26. Pp. 803-09.Saturday, December 28, 1844. Whole No. 238.

Ramble, Lincoln, Esq.- (pseudonym attributed to James Topham Brady)

Published by E. Winchester, Publisher. Park Benjamin, Editor., New York., 1844
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7 pp. 4to. Paper self-wraps with heading of title and engraving. A wonderful pseudonymous publication of a pastiche of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, just published. This amusing work is based on a dream of "Boz" (the pseudonym of C.D.) and engages numerous characters from his novels in an American setting. Old Fezziwig dances to the tune of "Dixey's Land"; the Spirit of Truth arrives to try Boz before himself; cameo appearances are presented for Smike, Sir Mulberry Hawk, Lord Verisopht, Oliver Twist, Little Nell, Dick Swiveller, the Marchioness, Sam ad Tony Weller, Mr. Pickwick, Winkle, Tupman, Bob Sawyer, Arabella Allen, Mrs. Nickleby, Mrs. Varden, and Dolly, and even the "Expiring Frog". All provide testimony for Dickens's greatness and Boz awakens from his dream, alone. Under the name of Lincoln Ramble, Esq., World Cat attributes this pseudonym to James Topham Brady (1815-69) for his (allegedly) "Dreamland. A Vision of the New Year", published under this pseudonym in 1846 by F. Clarke (printer). It seems taken from an attribution to Brady by the Harry Ransom Research Center at the University of Texas; it is also held at the British Library, but not there attributed to Brady. These are the only two copies listed on OCLC. There may be some confusion in this attribution: while James T. Brady did write "A Christmas Dream" under the auspices of D. Appleton in 1846, I cannot find independent attribution of the pseudonym to Brady in Cushing, Haynes, Adams, Stonehill or other listings of pseudonyms. Brady did write at times under the pseudonym of "Query". He was a noted figure in American legal circles in mid-century with great skills in trial law. Very rare. Bookseller Inventory # 11451

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Title: Sequel to "The Christmas Carol" in The New ...

Publisher: E. Winchester, Publisher. Park Benjamin, Editor., New York.

Publication Date: 1844

Edition: First Edition..

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