The Collected Letters, Volume 11


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 29 June 1839; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18390629-TC-JF-01; CL 11: 148-149


Chelsea, 29th June, 1839—

My dear Sir,

Scarcely was the last Book-Parcel gone when to my amazement these three other Books of yours turned up on my shelves here. I send them now; believing that they do make finis for the present. Guizot's seems to me the best History I have yet seen of that period: he never completed it, I suppose; and will not, having become a kind of hack.1— Is your Cromwell not before the world yet?2 I hoped to have taken it with me into the North.

We go most probably on Tuesday morning.3 The address is (till the Summer be over): “Templand, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire”; or more compendiously, Fraser's Shop in Regent Street.

I have had a Horse for about ten days past; but not you to gallop to Richmond with. Perhaps there is a time coming still.

With many thanks and good wishes / Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle