candlestick

1852


The Collected Letters, Volume 27


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TC TO SIR JAMES STEPHEN ; 16 December 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18521216-TC-SJS-01; CL 27: 366


TC TO SIR JAMES STEPHEN

5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea 16 Decr, 1852—

My dear Sir,

You will, in real historical truth, do me a distinguished kindness if you will come down any evening in the way you propose!— Almost all evenings are alike to us (to my Wife and me and her little Dog), especially at present: but we will say Tuesday Evening, to be speedy & be certain.1

You shall have tea at whatever hour you come: our natural hour, by theory, is 7, but in practice it is often towards 8; do not hamper yourself about the hour, nor the manner, only forget not the essence!

Yours very sincerely /

T. Carlyle

To Sir James Stephen

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