April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO JULIA TOSSWILL ; 9 June 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480609-TC-JT-01; CL 23: 41-42


Chelsea, 9 june, 1848—

Dear Miss———

You have sent me a beautiful Book-marker, and a beautiful expression of your youthful regard; both of which I accept with thanks.1 Yours is the season of admiration, and generous young gratitude,—wise and lasting, or transient and unwise. Much of it will die away in you as you grow older; but much also, I hope, will continue. For the quantity of wise admiration that remains with us, measures accurately our wealth in this world.

Be happy in your pleasant leafy Reigate,—which I once rode thro', on a summer morning, such as this may be, seven years ago,2 and shall remember now with new interest for your little innocent sake:—read my poor Books till you have learned all I had to say to you, and continue to love me a little so long as you can.

I remain

Yours with many kind wishes

T. Carlyle