The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO [WILLIAM MACCALL?] ; 27 February 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500227-TC-WM-01; CL 25: 34


Chelsea, 27 feby, 1850—

My dear Sir,

Here is the Note for Hickson;1 you will find him, according to general report, a hard man in regard to money matters,—indeed I believe his poor Review cannot stand generosity on that side:—but he is a man of some shrewdness too; and I am not quite without hopes you may find him turn to some advantage for you in this or other instances.

I have written to Lewes too about you, and your project in reference to his Newspaper.2 He will perhaps call upon you; but I left that at his own option, so we will give him time as to that, having set the matter fairly before him.

We yesterday heard, with real sorrow, of the death of poor Miss Macready: poor girl, she had been bending visibly towards that still Mansion, for several months past,—a pathetic sight to see. Thither, soon or late, we are all bound.—

Very busy at present, I remain

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle