April-December 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 18


TC TO HELEN MACKENZIE ; 19 June 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440619-TC-HDM-01; CL 18: 76-77


Chelsea, 19 june, 1844—

Dear Mrs Mackenzie,

My Wife is in despair that we had to go away yesterday a little “after 4” before seeing you. We met you on the King's Road, at least so she imagined; but it was too late before the vehicles could stop. Your cards were all lying, a melancholy memorial, when we returned!

I am afraid I shall not be able to get up, tomorrow, to see your French-Indian Member of the Satanic School.1 I will come up to tea if I can; but you are not to wait for me. My Brother is gone into the Country some weeks ago.——— We expect to see you whenever you return; we wish a right happy journey to the Captain and you;2—and one [of]3 us, in the name of both, is and remains

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle