October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 8 July 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460708-TC-JWC-01; CL 20: 224


Chelsea, Wednesday—[8 July 1846]

Only a word of salutation to thee, dear little Child,—the best good-day, if I could give it!— This Letter must be an acknowledgement of Cromwell, I suppose:—be not sad, my Dearest; not sad,—this world is earnest and divine, not sad. My poor little Jeanny, Jeany!—

Yesternight came Bölte;1 came the Willises,2 unspeakable in weariness! I had lain down for afterdinner nap, and they staid till near ten. I left my Index at Putnam's;—I am full of tagraggeries.

Wilt thou send me word thou art eating two ounces of food aday now! God bless thee ever.

T. C.

Chelsea, Wednesday—