candlestick

1851


The Collected Letters, Volume 26


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TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE; 11 December 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18511211-TC-JWC-02; CL 26: 267


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE

December 11 [1851].

Do but think: I have had a letter from that bird-like, semi-idiot son of poor———, thanking me for the mention of his father in ‘Sterling,’ and forwarding for my judgment a plan to renovate suffering society! a big printed piece with MS. annotations, accompaniments, &c.—an association to do it all. My answer was, in brief, ‘A pack of damned nonsense, you unfortunate fool!’