The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO W. E. FORSTER ; 7 October 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18501007-TC-WEF-01; CL 25: 254


Chelsea, 7 Octr, 1850—

Dear Forster,

Thanks for your hospitable word: had it hit me on my road southward, it would have been very tempting; a place to lie down in was much a want with me during that bewildering process! But I was safe here two days before it reached me.

My Wife is in Hampshire, whither I go to join her for some ten days; there is then, after a week or so, some talk (uncertain as yet) of the great people taking me to Paris for a fortnight; and then—then surely I must try to collect my scattered limbs again, in this den of smoke, and see if there is no more work possible for me in the world!

Commend me much to the goodwill of Mrs Forster;1 to whom and to you all that is best be granted in your new relation.

I remain ever / Yours sincerely

T. Carlyle