April-December 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 18


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 18 September 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440918-TC-JWC-01; CL 18: 213


The Grange, Wednesday 18 Septr, 1844—

Thanks, Dearest, for thy merry little Note, which with its enclosures lay waiting me in the hall again this morning. An industrious Goody; not without talent of various kinds!— — Baring is not here at present, or I would certainly gratify him by your compliments. I read your account of Jenkin's Hen to Lady Harriet and Buller (with reservations), the former of whom was greatly amused by it.

Mackintosh is coming to dine with us today: we did not get our visit made out till yesterday after all; the worthy old Lord and I went, found the American Brother there too,1—were extremely agreeable: particulars of our visit when I come home.

For in fact I am coming tomorrow;—and therefore why should I write another word? Tomorrow, at some convenient hour; I do not yet fix which; for our weather has grown rainy, and I would choose a dry hour to get across to the Station: besides, as I believe these good people will again send me in some vehicle of theirs, they ought to have a word in it! There are trains all day: the earliest would bring me about 3 (leaving our Station here at 12), and there are others all the way to a quarter past 9. The likeliest is, I shall come by some train about dinner time: have your dinner at 4½, and do not mind me farther if I am not there. At 4 I should say is one of the likeliest: but why should I predict at all? Leave me loose on the wet day;—and so adieu Dearest, for a short