The Collected Letters, Volume 25


JWC TO FANNY LEWALD ; 5 September 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500905-JWC-FLE-01; CL 25: 194-195


[5 September 1850]

My dear Miss Lewald

You absolutely must come to me on Saturday—if you go without bidding me farewell1 it will disgust me henceforth and for ever with “the German character”! And you see; for me to go to you tomorrow is as nearly impossible as anything need be. I have two appointments for tomorrow one with a workman the other with a friend and could not find hours enough between them to dash off to Cambridge Terrace— Besides I am far from well, and should get no good of talking with you after I had wearied my poor weak body with so long a pilgrimage—never mind being late— You shall have tea with me, if you like between five and six which would leave you time enough to gethome by day light I am glad you have enjoyed your northern expedition2 so much—

Ever affectionately yours

Jane Carlyle

Thursday night / 5 Cheyne Row