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