April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 14 April 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480414-TC-JWC-01; CL 23: 20


Chelsea, Friday night [14 April 1848]

My Dear, make one of the men pack my things; pay him my washing-bill, and give him a shilling.— I have a decided sore-throat since yesterday, nor has it yet got to the turning-point; I have been living all day upon slops and castor:—indeed this has been the sickliest week with me that I remember for many years.—— — The Verneys are coming at half past five tomorrow, the poor man called again today negociating about it: ohone!1 Espinasse comes to dinner on Sunday, and Dodds and John Hunter (of Edinr) to tea.2 Hasten home therefore, and save me!

Kind adieus to kind Hosts.— The Fly is to be with you at 10; but you can take your own time for starting.—— Your most enrhumé [debilitated by a cold]

T. Carlyle