|THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, ESQ.
A COLONEL IN THE SERVICE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ANNE
WRITTEN BY HIMSELF
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
Boston, Estes and Lauriat, Publishers
TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE
WILLIAM BINGHAM, LORD ASHBURTON.
MY DEAR LORD,
The writer of a book which copies the manners and language of Queen
Anne's time, must not omit the Dedication to the Patron; and I ask
leave to inscribe this volume to your Lordship, for the sake of the
great kindness and friendship which I owe to you and yours.
My volume will reach you when the Author is on his voyage to a
country where your name is as well known as here. Wherever I am, I
shall gratefully regard you; and shall not be the less welcomed in
America because I am,
Your obliged friend and servant,
W. M. THACKERAY.
LONDON, October 18, 1852.