August-December 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 15


TC TO EDWARD STRACHEY ; 26 August 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420826-TC-ES-01; CL 15: 50


5 CHEYNE ROW, CHELSEA Friday night, August 26, 1842

MY DEAR SIR,—I have, as you know, a most kind message from your mother; the answer to which is still in a state of earnest adjudication, the pleadings pro and contra not yet completed.

Your great distance1 and my limited power of walking in this hot weather form a great obstacle to our meeting. It strikes me that if you could drive down hither some day, and would consent to wait five minutes till I put on my coat, I would cheerfully go out to drive with you, and we might make a pleasant visit of it without trouble. Any day till two o'clock, and generally till near three, I am to be found here.

Or, alas! perhaps your carriage holds only two, the servant and yourself; that did not strike me till now. If so, pray never mind it farther; we will meet some other way.

Yours always truly,