candlestick

1838


The Collected Letters, Volume 10


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TC TO JOHN STUART MILL ; 4 April 1838; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18380404-TC-JSM-01; CL 10: 57-58


TC TO JOHN STUART MILL

Chelsea, Wednesday [4 April 1838]—

My dear Mill,

Will you send me that Michelet on the Romans?1 Nisard2 too since you recommend it might be welcome; and any other light thing you have that comes under the same category. Niebuhr3 hitherto altogether disappoints me: vain jargon of cognoscente scholarcraft, conceited Caylusism;4 and for result, darkness visible. I have not found one tolerable idea that is Neibuhr's [sic] exclusively, and not the general property of Germany as well.

Pity me with these Lectures: Invitissimä Minervä [completely without inspiration]!5

In great haste, / Ever yours

T. Carlyle