The Collected Letters, Volume 13


TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY ; 15 July 1841; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18410715-TC-HMS-01; CL 13: 186


Scotsbrig, 15 july, 1841—

My dear Mrs Stanley,

By the Examiner, which arrived last night, I find that our N. Cheshire Election is lost.1 Pray do not write to me, if you have not already written. Tout est dit [All is said]. I conclude that Mr Stanley will come in for some other place; such a man is too useful to be left out. I conclude farther, more generally, that they who mean honestly by their Country and the right Cause have lost nothing, have gained by all their losses. The others—shall shift for themselves; and brutish Toryism stagger forward to have its crown cleft as swiftly as it likes, and as the heavens like.

Peace and Sunshine (not without rain in due season) be always with you.

Yours with true regard /

T. Carlyle