July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO J. W. PARKER; 2 July 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470702-TC-JWP-01; CL 22: 4


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea 2 July, 1847—

Dear Sir,

Among the MSS. soliciting insertion in Frasers Magazine, which have lately been handed over to you by Mr Nickerson,1 there is one which was forwarded by me on the part of an acquaintance, treating, if I remember right, on the character of Shakspeare's Hamlet.2 There is a label appended to it, containing the Author's Address; but I know not whether there was anything, other than verbal, of a Message in my own name.

If you have come to any decision as to that MS.; and could either let me know that it was to be inserted; or failing this, that you had returned it, with refusal, to its address (20 Circus, Bath),—I should feel my hands clear of the business, and be much obliged to you. The Writer of the MS., a gentleman of some rank, and of much piety, sincerity, and other worth, is well known to me; but his paper, or any of his papers, I have not looked into.

I remain / Yours sincerely /

T. Carlyle.

J. W. Parker, Esq.