April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


TC TO ALEXANDER J. SCOTT; 5 October 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18491005-TC-AJS-01; CL 24: 264


Chelsea, 5 Octr 1849—

Dear Scott,

That, I believe, will do for Dr Dudgeon;1 the rather as his message is probably a softer one than that of Beriah was.2

Duffy will learn wisdom, I hope, more and more; he is decidedly himself a luminous object, tho' enveloped in the darkest element, near and far, that was ever seen in this world before! Hitherto happily there has been but one Connaught and one year 1849.

I wish you could devote yourself exclusively to the male Professorship; and push with your whole weight for a few years against that, to try how far you could shove it;—a pretty way I really do think.3 Item, to get into an Omnibus, and come to Chelsea soon: any morning or any evening, at this calm season.

With many kind regards / Yours always

T. Carlyle