The Collected Letters, Volume 12


TC TO JANE WILSON ; 1 May 1840; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18400501-TC-JWI-01; CL 12: 130


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea, / 1 May, 1840—

Dear Miss Wilson,

I am a little better; at all events, I must in no wise quit home till those unfortunate Hero-blackguards are sent about their business! To be in a home is to me almost as essential as to be in a skin; I cannot sleep, cannot live at all, quietly till my environment have grown habitual to me,—made itself into a kind of habit or skin for me. You are the kindest of Doctors; but, alas!—

John Sterling is here; only for a short time, and by no means in good health.— You will see me on Tuesday,1 I do hope, alive, after all!

Yours ever truly,

T. Carlyle

What say you to this Library Circular!— Can you furnish a dozen or two of good Addresses in your circle? Fitzgerald of the Carlton Club is to send off 2,000; another 1,000 still remain disposable.