The Collected Letters, Volume 11


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 26 June 1839; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18390626-TC-RMM-01; CL 11: 144


Chelsea, Wednesday Morning [26 June 1839]

Dear Mr Milnes,

We are packing up for departure; I cannot say as to Friday morning, but will decidedly try, and hope.

This morning I was about writing to you at any rate. In these days, till Friday afternoon, I have a horse; and go galloping along thro' all manner of lanes, and green, shady or windy, desert places, much to my benefit. I had set my heart on riding with you one day! Tomorrow it must be, if at all. Could you appear here saddlefast, without farther warning, between one and two o'clock; or with warning, at whatever other hour and place you liked to name? We might be very merry together under the blessed sunshine for a couple of hours.

Yours always truly / T. Carlyle