August 1843-March 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 17


TC TO [W. H. LEATHAM] ; 24 September 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430924-TC-WHL-01; CL 17: 139-140


Chelsea, 24 Septr, 1843—

Dear Sir,

I have this afternoon received your two Dramas, of Strafford and of Cromwell;1 and beg to return you many thanks for the gift, which I hope to enjoy in detail before long, when a leisure day is conceded me.

My heretical nature regrets that you had not written in prose rather (for our epoch is that of speech not of song); but good sense in any shape is welcome and precious to me!

With many sincere wishes

Your obliged

T. Carlyle