April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 28 April 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480428-TC-JF-01; CL 23: 24


[28? April 1848]

Dear Forster,—I have jammed these two unfortunate Articles into a kind of combination. Too long, I am afraid;1 but if you can publish them in whole today, I shall have done with the thing and feel my heart a little easier.

As the matter stands at present it is one Article; but if you like better it can easily be made two: divide it at the present “white line” (and really I think that might be better); let the first continue to be called “Irish repeal,” and call the second “English repeal”:2 that could really be done. Furthermore there is this to be said, If the first Article be not published before the other, it cannot be published at all;—and really I could wish they went together, and I were fairly rid of them.

Finally,—I do not think there will be any more corrections: but if you send me the sheets, I shall be at home all this evg, and will run over them one other time: failing this, you are to do it, and be responsible that no nonsense glide thro. Put “C.” to both articles; and modify what is said atop, if you like,—tho' I think it will do.

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle

I have kept Henry for hours,—poor fellow!