The Collected Letters, Volume 10


TC TO WILLIAM CHARLES MACREADY ; 12 October 1838; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18381012-TC-WCM-01; CL 10: 197-198


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / 12th October, 1838

Dear Sir,

On returning from the country, I find you have again honoured me with a Free Ticket to Covent Garden.1 I owe you many thanks for such a kindness and distinction; many thanks for the great pleasure I hope to have, this season, as I had last, of occasionally seeing you,—were it only in the distance and by lamp-light. To an entirely untheatrical man, perhaps the most so of all your spectators, there was a touch of wild sincerity in these things which was extremely striking. I wondered at the Drama; wondered at your Herculean task.2 Proceed in it, prosper in it!3

I remain always, / Dear Sir / Yours much obliged

T. Carlyle