The Collected Letters, Volume 12


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 28 September 1840; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18400928-TC-JF-01; CL 12: 269-270


Chelsea, Monday [28 September 1840]—

Dear Forster,

In the magnificent Hamper of Books sent hither, I find the following desiderands:1

3 voll (11, 12, 13) of Parl. History.
2 of Rushworth
Baillie's Letters (undiscoverable, I fear!)
Heath's Chronicle of the Wars.
Walker's Hist. of Independency
Eikon Basilike (if you have it)
Lilburne (any of his Pamphlets)
Thurloe (what of him you advise).
May's Hist of the Long Parlt.
Wallers Poems with a Life of him (?)
Cleaveland's (?) Brook's (?)
Sewell's History of the Quakers
Denzill Holles2

To all which, as the Bishops did with their Oath I have to add, for your benevolent interpretation an Etcetera!

Of course I cannot read all these in a minute; if I had Holles, May and Heath (Whitelocke can be got elsewhere), I could go on very smartly for a good while yet.

Pray see what you can fish out for me: so soon as you send word what there is, I will commission the Carrier with a fit apparatus, of wicker or deal-board as needs.

Do I not apply freely?

Yours always /

T. Carlyle