TC TO JAMES SPEDDING ; 13 July 1838; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18380713-TC-JS-01; CL 10: 118
TC TO JAMES SPEDDING
Chelsea, 13th July —
I am afraid I cannot join your carnivorous party at the Piazzas,1—being far gone in dyspepsia, insomnolence, and Werterism itself, during this frightful weather! I will do what I can to come in for some share of the punch and speech; tho' of this too I ought to make no promise. May the owl of Minerva be among you!
Cannot you call it the “Anonymous Club”? The Convention? The Academical Palaver? The &c &c?2
Believe me ever, / faithfully Yours /