candlestick

1841


The Collected Letters, Volume 13


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TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY ; 12 February 1841; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18410212-TC-HMS-01; CL 13: 32-33


TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY

Chelsea, 12 feby 1841—

Dear Mrs Stanley,

Your Note never got into my hands till last night about 11 o'clock. I had been two days on a Special Jury; judging, till near dead, about Patent India-Rubber wool-cards! Stewed, choked, exasperated with the Babylonish jargon,—till I was like to rise in my Box, and address to the assembled multitude, bigwigs and all, a few words of Scotch!1

Besides I am printing two Books, an old, and a new one of Hero-Lectures; I am up to the throat in Proofsheets.

Tomorrow I will call for you.

Yours with hero-worship,

T. Carlyle—