The Collected Letters, Volume 12


TC TO WILLIAM DOUGAL CHRISTIE ; 6 May 1840; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18400506-TC-WDC-02; CL 12: 137


Chelsea, Wednesday [6 May 1840]—

My dear Sir,

I was sorry I could not see you yesterday. I conclude you got my two Notes; and hope also that you are far on with your Review Article. Cannot you come down hither, and see me?

I send you a dozen addresses for despatch of new Circulars. The return as yet, it seems from your examination, is but small, however, we must not despair. I suspect only a small fraction of Fitzg's Circulars are yet fairly off. We must begin advertising; we must begin working the great bellows-machinery of the Newspaper Press. To it! I say to Forster and you; To it, like lions! Before the end of this month we may expect a very superior result to your actual “fifteen.”

If I can possibly I will attend you on Saturday; but, alas, in these present weeks I am like a matron in labour, and really do require to be dealt with accordingly. “As well as can be expected, thank you!”

Perhaps I shall see you before then.—

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle