The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO LEIGH HUNT ; 21 June 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500621-TC-JHLH-01; CL 25: 100-101


Chelsea, 21 june (Friday Evg) [1850]

Dear Hunt,—Many kind thanks! I saw the Book, and sent thanks for it by Vincent; but I did not know, till this minute, what other pleasant thing lay in the Letter itself, which the dusk and the hurry would not suffer me to read at the moment.1— By all means, Yes, yes! My Wife is overjoyed at the prospect of seeing you again in the old good style: Courage, and do not disappoint us. We are here, quite disengaged, and shall be right glad to see you.

I hope Vincent explained what a miscellaneous uproar had incidentally got about me tonight; and how for want of light as well as of time, I missed the kernel of the Letter altogether.— — Tuesday, remember! We dine about 5; and tea comes naturally about 7,—sooner if you will come sooner.

One of my people tonight, an accomplished kind of American, has begged a card of introduction to you: he is a son of a certain noted Judge Story; is himself, I believe, a kind of sculptor and Artist as well as Lawyer:2 pray receive him if he call; you will find him a friendly and entertainable and entertaining man.

And so—till Tuesday Evg

Yours with all regard /

T. Carlyle