April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


TC TO LORD CLARENDON; 6 July 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490706-TC-LC-01; CL 24: 101-102


Sackville Street, 6 july, 1849—

Dear Lord Clarendon,

You are very good to me, and surely it would give me the highest pleasure to meet you in your house as man meets with man, to say nothing of the honour of being guest to a Viceroy as one passes thro' his kingdom!1 But, alas, I am not allowed to continue here: I leave for Kildare and the Cork and Tipperary regions tomorrow afternoon; and must postpone until the time of my return hither (if I do return this way) the great pleasure you offer me. At worst, may I not look forward to England, and a similar meeting there some good time that is coming.2

I saw Lady Ashburton the day before leaving London; Lord A. had gone into the West, on business, for a few days: these, and the others in whom I have the honour to claim some interest along with you, were all well, and mindful of the Lord Lieutenant, at my departure.

With many respects, acknowledgments, and sincere wishes of a private and a public kind, I subscribe myself always,

Most truly Yours /

T. Carlyle

To his Excy the Earl of Clarendon

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