April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


JWC TO JOHN FORSTER; 26 April 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490426-JWC-JF-01; CL 24: 38


[26 April 1849?]

Dear Mr Forster

Here is the answer to my admonitory letter, which I now wish I had not written. For after all, what have we in evidence of this history except the authority of Miss Cushman, whom I have heard a man I implicitly believe—Macready—call “not only a woman who lied, but a woman who spoke no truth“: Why should we now believe in Miss Cushman for the first time; when a fellow creatures good name is concerned?1 There has been no doubt something wrong—but how much or how little we don't know—and we have our own wrongs to mind which we can measure the extent of— And so let us make ourselves easy for god's sake—

Ever affectionately / Yours

Jane Carlyle