The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO LADY STANLEY ; 6 March 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530306-TC-LST-01; CL 28: 67


Chelsea, 6 March, 1853—

Dear Lady Stanley,

I am so ill off at present, held down by paltry sneezing colds &c &c, which do not seem to be on the mending hand but on the opposite one, that, alas, I dare not engage for Wednesday night; but must, like a virtuous man, deny myself beforehand a great pleasure. You, if you have any humanity left, will pity me, and not despise me!—

One of these days I mean to call, and convince myself that you are in Town; a cheerful fact which somehow has, all this while, seemed to my sick fancy to require confirmation.

Yours with many true regards,

T. Carlyle