candlestick

July 1847-March 1848


The Collected Letters, Volume 22


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TC TO J. W. PARKER ; 15 November 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18471115-TC-JWP-01; CL 22: 158


TC TO J. W. PARKER

Chelsea, November 15 1847

DEAR SIR,

Here are the proofs very carefully corrected:1 I have directed a Revise to be sent,—and two copies of it, having to retain one here for another purpose. Pray see that the printer sends two.

You have managed extremely well, I think, with such typographic resources. I have put it down as a query, whether the black lines between the separate individual letters could not be dispensed with,2 and some space saved,—part of which might go to increase the space between the batches of letters? My own notion is in the affirmative. Do you decide it. Some space also, with advantage on all sides, will be saved among the Scraps.3

I did not get the Copy back; and there is one word in Letter No. 16 which I must request you to correct, or to send me that leaf of the MS.,—since otherwise it will cost me great trouble. One or two other words I have satisfactorily corrected by guess. In the Letters, we ought to be very correct indeed.

Yours always truly, /

T. CARLYLE.