The Collected Letters, Volume 13


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 11 January 1841; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18410111-TC-JF-01; CL 13: 13


Chelsea, 11 jany, 1841—

Dear Forster,

Many thanks for the Books;1 which came in the nick of time, just when I have finished the immeasurable rubbish-heap of Whitelocke, the learned Ox.2

Getting on? Alas, I am getting on with nothing,—if it be not with total spiritual paralysis, and a preparation for some Coroner's verdict of Died by the effect of stupid reading! It is doubtful to me whether ever I shall make more of it.

You will come to the Committee on Saturday?3 Fail not.

My wife I suppose is writing to you—

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle

John Forster Esq