Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Charles Dickens in Ohio

My husband and I stayed at the Golden Lamb in 2001.

"The great English novelist Charles Dickens visited The Golden Lamb during his first trip to America in 1842. Although not quite 30 years-old when he arrived in the U.S. that January, he had already written Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby and number of his other great works. Around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 1842, after spending 5 hours traveling the 30 miles from Cincinnati on a stagecoach, he dined at the Bradley House, as we were then known. He, however, found it 'a Temperance Hotel' and could not get the brandy he ordered or any other 'spirits' . . ."


  1. Poor Dickens, facing an unspirited dining experience.

    Great pic of you and the hub, though!

    1. Thank you!

      Our server at the hotel restaurant told us that Mr. Dickens was offered tea instead of brandy. He accepted but was quite disgruntled. :-||

  2. A friend posted the following quote on FB today and I immediately thought of your Dickens reference:
    "Whilst traveling through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew. Had to live on food and water for several days." W.C. Fields


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