October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO LADY HARRIET BARING ; 28 February 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460228-TC-LHB-01; CL 20: 128


[28 February 1846]

Blessings on your bonny face, and thanks a many! Surely you are the best of women; and deserve a statue; and shall have it too,—in ourhearts, which probably, since the Hudsons have filled all the squares and public localities,1 is the best place for you! You are wise and kind now and always; and it is a terrible pity the devil were so busy with us: Ohu Caroo!——

If you have not destroyed that Yankee Letter, try to bring it up with you on Monday, or send it by post if you like better;—and at all events don't forget your self.— We are all in mud here still; but perhaps you will enlighten us a little.— — I have not means to write more,—and indeed was partly bound, but for this accident (good luck to it!) not to write at all.

Writing or not writing, my devotions, in good weather and in bad, are very constant. Good be with you, Lady dear.


Chelsea, Saturday.