The Collected Letters, Volume 26


JWC TO KATE STERLING; 26 November 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18511126-JWC-KS-01; CL 26: 243


[ca. 26 November 1851]

Dearest Kate

It is “all right”—neither Nero nor I suffered the least in the world from all that wild plunging thro' the mud. And as for the Cab-complication; it would have been purely laughable but for my apprehension of—what shall I say?—consequences to poor Lotta. The only person who owed me excuses was Mr C who of course made none; but demanded with a look of outraged innocence, in answer to my natural question why he sent me to do what he had already done himself; “was it infringing any law human or divine, for a man to walk into a shop and try to get a hat to fit him instead of one that did not fit him?” Beyond this question I could not bring him—

Remember at all events that I go away on Monday next, and shall be very sorry if you do not come to bid me goodby

Poor little Lotta! I was so confounded when I found the predicament in which I had placed her. and she bore it so pleasantly! You will write to me during my absence, won't you?

Your affectionate /

Jane W. Carlyle