August 1843-March 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 17


JWC TO GERALDINE E. JEWSBURY ; 8 September 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430908-JWC-GEJ-01; CL 17: 123-124


[8 September 1843]

Dearest Geraldine

In case that Mazzini do not have the sense to write himself; “this comes hopping,” merely to inform you that that the M.S. is safe1—and that so far as I could judge from looking into it here and there reads flowlingly—seems really cleverly done—how could it miss considering the Artist?—

It is sent to Forster I guess by this time and god grant it may finally get itself printed for its case has been one of infinitely more hardship than the celebrated one of Giles Scroggins2

For the rest—you must live in hope—positively I will send you a yardlong letter very speedily but not this day— My Brother in law—who, in spite of the new reading of him at Seaforth, is, has been, and will ever be for me an insupportable bore—prescribed to me last evening—quite medically—a doze of amusement— he even condescended so far as to administer the doze himself—we went together to the Surry gardens3—to see wild beasts—!and tame ones—and today I am entirely knocked up,—indeed I returned from the place so ill as I have not been for weeks—

Be patient then my little girl— I cannot even tell you now “when I shall be in Manchester because as how—I do not know when my people will come back to Liverpool4— I do however religiously mean to be there this autumn

How beautifully written your M.S. was—

Do you hear if that untidy Mudie be improving anything?— I was sure that the creature had very slatternly tendencies— I have had no recent application from the Moth[er]5

Bless you my child / Affectionately yours

Jane Carlyle