October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 13 April 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460413-TC-JWC-01; CL 20: 165-166


[13 April 1846]

Am home, my Dearest, and no damage done at all; neither the black Horse nor any “spotted Mosely”1 or other malignant Entity did me the smallest mischief! So let your little heart be quiet about that;—the Horse cannot hurt me; now that his Martingale prevents his rearing (which he has twice tried, but cannot now do), there is nothing else in him that I cannot easily guard against.

Dined upon soup; did not sleep, only read three Newspapers &c: am now too late for Colnaghi's and the Dulwich Ticket tonight;2 but will mind it tomorrow in time.

For Bunsen's Party,—I am still at Addiscombe in a secret way!

4 gross of excellent Edinburgh Pipes: have come by the Smack this time, and seem to be in good preservation: safe lodged in their place, and a lid made for them.

If now you could get a good sleep tonight, and I could know it, and figure you as of good heart tomorrow, it would be all right, and I could fall to my work with cheer.— This day week you will be home again. Adieu my dear little Goody; accept my best good night,—and sleep well!

T. C.

Chelsea, Monday 8 p.m.