August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


TC TO EDWARD FITZGERALD; 20 February 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470220-TC-EF-01; CL 21:163.


Chelsea, 20 feby, 1847.


The day before your last Note came, I had already got a new message from our rusty Yarmouth friend,1—which I enclose for you as a somewhat abstruse document of its kind. This Squire is evidently not the Unitarian Squire,—nor indeed any Squire that belongs to our century, or knows what o'clock it has now become!2 I really wish some rational eye could get upon these old Papers of his, and fairly examine them; I myself, driven nearly mad by similar blockheads in earlier stages of this business, am obliged to fight rather shy,—and restrict myself to ascertaining whether there are any more Oliver Letters, which under any terms he will have the kindness to let me see, like a good boy!— If you can do anything farther do it—if not, not. T.C.