The Collected Letters, Volume 26


TC TO ROBERT CARMICHAEL SMYTH; 5 February 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18510205-TC-RCS-01; CL 26: 33


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / 5 feby 1851—

My dear Sir,

I have read Mr Howe's speech at Southampton;1 and rejoice much to find him advocating with such eloquence, and above all with such prospects of some success, a class of practical measures that have lain heavy on my own heart (and I doubt not, on that of many others) for a quarter of a century past. In the name of Common Sense, and of all higher Entities, may good speed attend him!

If Mr Howe chance to be passing this way any day between 2 and 3 o'clock, and would mount into my workshop, I am accessible at that hour, and should be very glad to see him.

Believe me / Yours very sincerely / T. Carlyle

Major R. Cl Smyth &c &c