candlestick

April 1848-March 1849


The Collected Letters, Volume 23


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TC TO NEVILL N. BURNARD; 25 February 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490225-TC-NNB-01; CL 23: 241


TC TO NEVILL N. BURNARD

February 25, 1849.

… Nay, if the conditions never mend, and you cannot get that Bust1 to do at all, you may find yet (as often turns out in life) that it was better for you you did not. Courage! Persist in your career with wise strength, with silent resolution, with manful, patient, unconquerable endeavour; and if there lie a talent in you (as I think there does), the gods will permit you to develop it yet.— Believe me, yours very sincerely,

T. CARLYLE.