candlestick

1838


The Collected Letters, Volume 10


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TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 1 June 1838; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18380601-TC-RMM-01; CL 10: 91


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES

Chelsea, Friday [1? June 1838]—

Dear Milnes,

I do design to be of one of your Breakfasts again this season, and see once more with eyes what the felicity of life is; and tomorrow, unless the Destinies withstand, shall be the day. But really, without metaphor, I am horribly beleaguered;—the Gulliver packthreads and pegs,1 aided by native imbecillity, are of an almost maddening nature! Esperons [Let us hope]. Ach Gott [Oh, Lord]!—

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle—