October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO JOHN CHILDS ; 24 November 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18451124-TC-JCHI-01; CL 20: 61-62


Bay House, Alverstoke Hants. 24 Novr, 1845.

My dear Sir,

Accept many thanks for your continued remembrance of me, for your continued kindness to me. I have sent your missive by a sure hand to Bohn, and expect to find the Book waiting for me when I return to Chelsea. The Address there is, 5. Cheyne Row; when you yourself come to Town, it would be a kindness if you called and asked for me.

The Book on Cromwell will prove very dull, but I hope very authentic; and may, either soon or by degrees, put an end to large quantities of brutal error and confusion which at present deface the memory of that Hero. As to his statue in the House of Commons,1 I think it may be as well for him not to be seen among such company as he is like to find there.

We are down here on a visit, happily escaping the London Fogs for a while at this bad season. In a week or two we shall have to front them again.

Believe me always / Dear Sir / Yours with many thanks

T. Carlyle