January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 21 February 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420221-TC-JF-01; CL 14: 48


[21 February 1842]

Dear Forster,

The Dame was considerably better yesterday, and is still on the improving hand, tho' not quite so brilliant today, and coughing a little.

I will take extremely good care to keep out of Fraser's way; there is small comfort for me in the neighbourhood of him!— I believe him to be what one calls honest, but timid, egoist—attorneyish &c: I am too happy to have a couple of such eagles as Hall and Chapman to fly at him: let the two parties have the battle all between them.

My Wife is sending some Book;—I none (many as I have here): I am much pleased with Howit, and wish I had the First Series. Did you get Foot's Bowes?1

Ever faithfully yours /

T. Carlyle—

Chelsea Monday Evg