April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 6 July 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480706-TC-JF-02; CL 23: 64


Chelsea, 5½ o'clock Thursday [6 July 1848]—

Dear Forster,—This is to go along with the continuation of the Critique on M. Chopin, by the same hand, brought to me by the same parties.1 Pray insert it. I myself have since seen Chopin; and can testify that he is really a wonderful Musician, and what is far better, a truly delicate, interesting and excellent looking character.2 Sensitive, alas, tremulous as aspen-leaves, and evidently familiar enough with suffering,—poor Chopin!3

Adieu dear Forster; this is my second Note today.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle