April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO PATRICK ROBERTSON ; 5 April 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480405-TC-PR-01; CL 23: 7


Chelsea, 5 April, 1848—

Dear Lord Robertson,

Accept many thanks for this kind Gift, which I cannot but esteem an honour, and receive with real pleasure.1 It comes to me like a breath from the clear seas and heathery hills, which I knew long since; and is welcome on these dusty coasts where my sojournings now are.

You are well known in this house, both from old and from recent days; and I could give phrases of yours which are part of our current dialect here.2 My Wife, who has gone on a short visit to the Country, will be very glad to receive your Note tomorrow morning; and I, this day after dinner, propose to entertain myself with the Lord Rector's Address to the Aberdeen-a-way people on matters that concern us all.

With many thanks, I subscribe myself

Yours most sincerely /

T. Carlyle