candlestick

July 1847-March 1848


The Collected Letters, Volume 22


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TC TO AN UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT ; 2 August 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470802-TC-UC-01; CL 22: 23


TC TO AN UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT

5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea2 Augt, 1847—

My dear Sir,

Inclosed, as returned to me this morning from the “Dead-Letter Office,” is a melancholy proof of the vanity of human efforts! I read and copied Mr Donaldson's Address with all the accuracy I could;1 and it has come to this.

If you prove discoverable, and really wish to see us, come down immediately. We leave Town in some three days;—and I am totally lamed for the present,—by Diana in the shape of Rheumatism,2—and unable to stir out of doors.

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle