The Collected Letters, Volume 26


TC TO ANTHONY STERLING; 23 October 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18511023-TC-AS-01; CL 26: 213


[23 October 1851]

To Anthony Sterling Esq

Here is an old gentleman1 whose character, as a friend of your Father's now become very old, gives him a certain venerability; in which sense I have written a short Note to him; politely shutting up the concern, I hope;—promising withal to give you the Letter. Burn it or do what you will with it; to me no answer needed. The good old man seems to have looked into some Newspaper; and will now probably read the Book itself, and so rest.

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle

Chelsea, 23 Octr 1851