candlestick

1851


The Collected Letters, Volume 26


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ToMssrs. Langley, Theobald and Scoble TC TO LANGLEY, THEOBALD AND SCOBLE; 20 September 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18510920-TC-LTS-01; CL 26: 178-179


ToMssrs. Langley, Theobald and Scoble TC TO LANGLEY, THEOBALD AND SCOBLE

Chelsea, 20 Septr, 1851—

Dear Sirs,

I am well pleased with your Letter; and obliged to you for the interest you take in the Writings I have sent abroad into the Public. The “Suggestion” you make has been offered me by various friends in late years; and I have, on more than one occasion, forwarded the same to my Bookseller for a practical response: but he, doubtful of the commercial results, answers hitherto always by a negative. Not having myself any pretensions to insight into such a subject, I am well content to leave it in his hands, to whom it officially belongs. If as you say the world is, at second or third hand, getting acquainted with the small message I had to tell them in this noisy generation, then it is really all right with them in that particular, or tolerably nearly so, and with me, too,—and we may safely leave it to the Booksellers or the Fates to do as they choose with the rest of the question.

Believe me / Yours very sincerely

T. Carlyle