The Collected Letters, Volume 13


JWC TO JOHN FORSTER ; October 1841; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18411000-JWC-JF-01; CL 13: 268


[October 1841]

I promised to bring you a new little God from Scotland did I not?1 Oh—one promises so much that one never performs! But see! I have at least made an approximation towards performance; for I have made you two pedestals for boiling water jugs, which are perhaps after all, with the companionship of a bottle of brandy as wholesome objects of idolworship as a man may indulge in at this age of the world

You will be sure to come on Monday at half after four— I am down at zero and need to see anything like you that has some sunshine to ray out on me—

Did Mrs Macready see my name in pencil on Darwin's card a fortnight ago?

God keep you well and wise! what more can one wish

truly yours /

Jane W Carlyle