The Collected Letters, Volume 26


JWC TO SUSAN STIRLING; 30 June 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18510630-JWC-SS-01; CL 26: 98


Monday [30 June 1851]

My dear Susan

Here is the ticket: you must be at Willis rooms by 3 o'clock—where I hope to have a little speech with you before or after the lecture1— I am in the same turmoil as ever—a great “break”fast tomorrow from three to six—at Bath House—“only about a hundred people”—involving a new bonnet nevertheless, and hot walks in search of one—my cousin goes on Wednesday—and after that my life will be less tremendous surely— How nice it is to find you the identical Susan of long ago—not a day older—in spite of the cap and a few hairs turned grey—

God bless you / Dear your affectionate

Jane Carlyle

the pen won't write2