July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 15 January 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480115-TC-JWC-01; CL 22: 210


[15 January 1848]

Saturday morning (down in the Drawing-room, among a crowd!).—

Thanks, thanks for your good news; write as you say to the Lady: tell us what you wish and mean to do, so far as will yet appear to your calculation. If you do not come, or think of coming, my time here I rather think must be brief. Thanks for the ingenious pill-box! I am not well still; getting a little sleep truly, but torn all to pieces with the &cs.— Hardly one minute at present, for our post depends on the coming of the Butcher.— That Letter came last night; questionable-looking! Poor Christie,—do not send me Masson's Letter, but keep it.

Taylor is not well; very silent. Today is the beautifullest sunshine I have seen for three months: frost quite gone. Adieu, Dearest: write again, at all events bid John write that you are getting better.

Ever yours /

T. Carlyle