July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


JWC TO JOHN CHILDS ; 11 March 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480311-JWC-JCHI-01; CL 22: 269


5 Cheyne Row / 11th March [1848]

Thank you heartily, my dear Sir, for your kind and prompt attention to my note!

You have done what man could do for me under the circumstances, and more than one out of a score of the men I know would have done.

The poor man delivered both your recommendations the day after I received them. I had no misgivings about buoying him up with false hope; he has been so used to disappointment, that he seems no longer up to hoping about anything—but goes on trying for this and the other employment merely from a sense of Duty—

One of the Gentlemen told him he would speak to his Brother for him, and he might call again next week; the other took his address and said if anything turned up he would let him know— Whatever comes of these applications, anything or nothing I am

all the same most gratefully yours

Jane Carlyle