candlestick

August-December 1842


The Collected Letters, Volume 15


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JWC TO MARGARET WELSH ; 30 November 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18421100-JWC-MW-01; CL 15: 213


JWC TO MARGARET WELSH

[late November? 1842]

… again—since Anne1 had taken no notice of my enquiries about you. So I had to write first to Manchester—to have the note sent back and all that has put off time.2

God be with you my dear friend and strengthen your mind and body for what you are required to bear which nobody can say is little! Tell me of John—what his actual position is and if he have any prospect beyond.3 If he were but established in the world it would be all well with you again I am sure—for such a good boy as he has always been cannot fail to show himself, so soon as ever he has the power, a kind and generous son to a Mother who has made such exertions for him.

Be sure you write to me soon. And try to hope—I know as well as anyone how difficult that is under certain circumstances—but if one can by any means accomplish it there is no quality that carrys one so far! Again God bless you.

Affectionately yours, /

JANE CARLYLE.