The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO F. A. MOSCHZISKER ; 25 June 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500625-TC-FAM-01; CL 25: 101-102


Chelsea, 25 june, 1850—

Dear Sir,

I have received your Book;1 which seems, so far as I yet examine it, to be an excellent one in its kind; lucid concise, correct, full of the needful information, to the exclusion of the needless; an authentic “Guide to German Literature” in several very essential respects,—far surpassing, at least, anything we had before; and likely, I shd imagine, to be extensively useful now when so many young people, little adapted to extensive studies, are learning to read German among us. I return you many thanks for the Copy you have favoured me with; and am otherwise bound to acknowledge a good service done on your part to the whole English world.

Wishing heartily success both to your Book and to yourself, I remain

With many acknowledgments

Yours very truly

T. Carlyle

Professor Moschzisker &c &c