January-July 1843

The Collected Letters, Volume 16


JWC TO THOMAS CARLYLE ; 26 July 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430726-JWC-TC-01; CL 16: 319


(Chelsea, 26 July 1843

My dear,

Two days and not a line from any of you! Your accustomed punctuality taken into account I find this very mysterous.

When the postman brought me today only a note from the never failing Geraldine, and a—Newspaper for you, I really turned quite sick with apprehension of I know not what. It is not right to have inflicted such a feeling on me, unless there be some very imperative reason. Meanwhile I cannot write to you— You do not deserve that I should— And I am too uncomfortable for writing, until I know the meaning of your silence.

Ever yours /

Jane Carlyle

You would receive two Letters from me yesterday morning.1