January-July 1843

The Collected Letters, Volume 16


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 30 June 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430630-TC-JF-01; CL 16: 221-222


Chelsea, Friday morning [30 June 1843].

Dear Forster,

Now that the hurlyburly's done,1 could you induce your assiduous Printers to send me three separate copies of that Dr Francia, one of them to keep here, two to send by post? If their types are already all gone to pie again,2 the thing wanted will be procurable out of the “waste” so-called,—tho' in that case the contiguous pages will adhere to Francia; which is not so pretty a method. One stitch of packthread will hold him together.

I am going off for Wales on Monday: I have a sort of half-mad appetite for being left alone, in green places, within sound of the Sea! My Wife is to remain here, at least for a week or two. Shall I not see you?

In terrible haste!

T. Carlyle