The eulogy ends before it begins and Thackeray is barely alluded to again, let alone revered.
Do some substitutions in those sentences along the lines Thackeray wanted to do with Mein Kampf.
The Bal Thackeray, of course, who got a state funeral when he died Nov. 17.
Indeed, what you get is a more than adequate description of … no surprise, Thackeray himself.
One TV reporter spoke of “sporadic incidents of vandalism by [supporters] aggrieved by the condition of Thackeray.”
This observation was a valuable hint, on the part of Thackeray, as to whom he considered his master in art.
So sang Thackeray, but with a very different experience to mine.
Thackeray gives a different account of this interview and of that with Charles Yorke, we know not whence derived.
Thackeray said to Kennedy, “I wish you would write one for me.”
But we doubt whether half a page of deliberately picturesque description can be found in any of Thackeray's first-class works.