The Collected Letters, Volume 13


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 11 July 1841; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18410711-TC-JWC-01; CL 13: 179-180


Scotsbrig, Sunday morning [11 July 1841]

Dear Goodikin,

Your little Letter which came last night answered quite as well as the larger one at that date could have done: the larger one today, after my second letter; that will be a better plan.

You will find now that I have got the Cabin Cottage, inclosed today is the man's letter. Four weeks of the thing cannot beat us. If it prove extremely disagreeable, we shall rejoice the more that we were not doomed to it for three months.

I find you have sent me the Dumfries Paper; I therefore clip out the Steam Advertisements. They may still find you on monday. Dumfries will be a rather better place for Ellen1 than Annan: she might in that way escape passing a night on the road to Templand: na[y] perhaps she may walk on foot, in case of extremity; it is but 13½ miles. The coach leaves Dumfries (I think) some time about 8 every morning. The Steamer from Liverpool by Dumfries will take at least about Twelve hours.— It is little matter which way.

The address of the place we settle in for our month is Newby Cottage (I suppose) or “Newby, Annan N.B.”— Till the 26th next (24th at London), Scotsbrig, or Templand)

They are waiting for me to go off with this for the day mail. It is sacrament at Ecclefechan. Adieu, adieu! Yours ever