The Collected Letters, Volume 27


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 17 May 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18520517-TC-RMM-01; CL 27: 118


Chelsea, 17 May, 1852—

Dear Milnes,

If you are in want of a Political Secretary, let me advise you to investigate the claims of the present aspirant, Mr Espinasse,1 whom I have long known as a man of extensive accurate scholarship and information, of sharp insight, of great exactness and fidelity,—in short, of many faculties and acquisitions superior to what are usually in the market in such cases. He has been twice in similar situations; I believe, with good approval from his chiefs: and it strikes me, the severe rigour of his intellect, placed under the sunny and wide-flowing humanities of yours, might perhaps be found to suit even better than hitherto.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle