January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


JWC TO JANE WILSON ; 28 January 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450128-JWC-JWI-01; CL 19: 14


[28 January 1845]

My dear Miss Wilson

It is a long time since I had the pleasure of showing you a lion— Would you and your Brother like to take a look at Capt Mackenzie who played such a notable part in the Afganhnistan (unspellable) massacre? he is a rather interesting man in his way—and his pretty little deaf wife also is not without interest—of a sort.1 They are coming to us on Thursday evening and if you would come! Pray do! it is so long that I have seen so little of you, and you are never bad company (as my Husband might say who always gives his highest praise in negatives) Mr Wilson promised me a visit which he has not yet performed; so on him I have a sort of reasonable claim.

My cold is so far better that I can come down to breakfast, and even creep out a little on days when the Sun takes a notion of shining—but I am not yet up to so long a way as to Eccleston Street—

Ever truly yours /

Jane Carlyle