The Collected Letters, Volume 12


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 22 February 1840; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18400200-TC-JF-01; CL 12: 52


[mid-late? February 1840]

Dear Forster,—I am desirous enough to come; but various Daemonic Agencies (the Apothecary among others!) have me by the throat at this moment; it were rash to promise in these circumstances! Well; if you hear nothing before tomorrow about noon, say, Yes. Let it stand so.

Your Prospectus is very ingenious;1 I meant to read it again, so soon as tea was done; but will not detain it till tomorrow

Some Books come,—a small instalment of an immense debt, which I mea[n] daily to pay, for indeed the sight of it afflicts me daily. Dare we speak about your Prospectus tomorrow?— In haste

Ever yours /

T. Carlyle