January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


TC TO LORD LYTTELTON ; 1 July 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420701-TC-LOL-01; CL 14: 213


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea 1 july, 1842.

Dear Lord Lyttelton,

It would give me very great pleasure indeed, were other things at all as they should be, to meet my Fellow Members in the bright symposial state, under your presidency.1 But alas, alas! I am far too sickly at present, far too &c &c, to muster for such an enterprise. I must look at you, as one has to look at so many things, like Dives looking into Paradise, over “a great gulph”!2

You yourself are soon for Hagley, I suppose:3 it is matter of sincere regret that I have not had the luck to meet you once this season. Perhaps another will be more propitious. I wish heartily, All good be with you always.

Yours very truly /

T. Carlyle