The Collected Letters, Volume 26


TC TO JOHN FORSTER; 17 April 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18510417-TC-JF-01; CL 26: 60


Chelsea, 17 April, 1851—

Dear Forster,

So soon as you have done with that Mss. (which must be very crabbed company, I think, if your eyes and your patience are like mine), please send it over to me. Also if you like to call on Chapman then, I think he wd be glad of your counsel: but don't if you don't like.— If I decide on printing that thing,1 it may be a question whether Parker ought not to be the man for it, or perhaps Moxon, already publisher of poor Sterling's things. I must decide when I get the paper back.

Poor Dickens and poor Mrs Dickens! I am heartily sorry for them.2— — Did the big Bamford get a sight of you that day?3 A terrible selvatico [savage] of a fellow!

Adieu, dear Forster.

Yours ever truly

T. Carlyle