April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


TC TO PATRICK ROBERTSON; 15 September 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490915-TC-PR-01; CL 24: 230-231


Scotsbrig, Ecclefechan 15 Septr, 1849—

Dear Lord Robertson,

Your Book, I hope, will shortly find me in Chelsea; certain I shall be well pleased to receive it, and wish it prosperity in this bad world.1

I was in Edinr yesterday; but except the Jeffries, who are not in a very strong state, I could find nobody at all in Edinr whom I had ever seen before: the Streets indeed and old localities were many of them still there; to which having paid my respects, not quite without profit, I had to get into the Steam-vehicle again, and continue my journey. Homewards this time, out of wild Highlands and dull Heath Deserts,—not even a “Gaelic Sermon” to cheer one;—and now in few days, without further detour, I do purpose actually to be home.

With many good-wishes and adieus, / Yours very sincerely,

T. Carlyle