The Collected Letters, Volume 13


TC TO AN UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT ; 22 January 1841; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18410122-TC-UC-01; CL 13: 23-24


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / 22 jany, 1841—

My dear Sir,

You are very kind to remember me still, and ask me to your house and hearth. Alas, I am such a miserable dyspeptic excitable creature, I can dine nowhere with impunity;—and at this time so especially busy and atrabiliar, I am forced to decline going out altogether.

You must come and see me yourself again, some quiet evening, with nothing but tea for excitement!

I have not seen Robertson either, at all, since that last day of the “Heroes.”1 Somebody told me he had been to Scotland, and was back again.— I have got a Report of those Hero-Lectures, and am about printing it in these weeks. If you ever see Mr Hone, say I kindly remember him.

Yours very truly /

T. Carlyle—