January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 25 February 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420225-TC-JF-01; CL 14: 50


Chelsea, Friday [25 February 1842].

Dear Forster,

It gives me true satisfaction to find that beggarly negociation ended,—tho' the result to me will not be much of a Goshen,1 I think! Pray thank Messrs Chapman and Hall; and say that the Book on Heroes lies ready here, whenever Robson's devil comes for it; and that the large and cheap-priced edition (since you and they recommend it) is the one we will prefer. Let them consult Robson therefore; I particularly wish and request that Robson may be printer.

Perhaps I will call and see Ch. & H.2 at their shop, one of these days myself,—if I can get so far.

Mrs Carlyle is still a good way off well, tho' she does continue to improve slowly!

I myself, with my pen here, am—O Heavens!—

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle