The Collected Letters, Volume 12


TC TO WILLIAM DOUGAL CHRISTIE ; 5 March 1840; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18400305-TC-WDC-01; CL 12: 69


Chelsea, Thursday [5 March 1840]—

Thanks, my dear Sir, for your good news. This morning, the note now enclosed came from Fraser; which also seems a symptom. Could you contrive to furnish him in any way with what he wants? That seems for me the shortest method. Forster has abundance more of Prospectuses; you need not be stingy of them.

I have written to Milman; no answer; indeed not yet time for one. I have set Arthur Buller upon Cole, if he do not play me false, and forget.

Lord Northampton were my favourite too, I think; but any Lord will do: it is a mere ensign, “British flag flying at the royal mast head”;—all depends upon the gunners!— Fire away!

Ever truly your's /

T. Carlyle