January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 5 August 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450805-TC-JWC-01; CL 19: 129


Chelsea, Tuesday 3 [5] Augt 1845—

Dearest,—I know not what I shall do! I had just got, about 3½ o'clock, the above “Chelsea” written, when, rat-tat, came Darwin, and was admitted; he has sat ever since, sat thro' my dinner, and it is now half past 4 and more!—— Confound it!——

Well it cannot be helped. Know that all is well; that I will try to write in better time tomorrow; that I rejoice in thy sleep, in thy welfare, dear Goody; and so Adieu! I will try to get this off still by the bribe of a penny.—— Evermore T. C.