candlestick

July 1847-March 1848


The Collected Letters, Volume 22


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TC TO EDWARD T. BLAKELY ; 1 January 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480101-TC-ETB-01; CL 22: 195


TC TO EDWARD T. BLAKELY

Chelsea, 1 jany, 1848—

Sir,

I am sorry any person whatever should fancy I would put my name publicly or privately to a fiction, and giving it out as a fact, call the operation a good “joke.”1

Your first impression, which I think is more honourable to your sense of veracity, was the correct one; and will have to become the universal and final one. The thing I printed and put my name to is true; deliberately set forth as my record of a fact, and meant to be accepted by all the world as such.

I remain / Yours very truly

T. Carlyle