The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 23 March 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530323-TC-JF-01; CL 28: 88


Chelsea, 23 March 1853

Dear Forster,

The Parcel has come exactly as you wrapt it up; I even feel the Larpent thro the side of it: so I have no doubt all is right; and do you, if you hear nothing to the contrary, consider it so.

You have sucked the very soul out of Larpent into the Examiner; the poor man is hardly worth reading after what you have done!—In real truth, that review is better than the Book;—and I wish greatly I cd get you to work so in distilling other big chaotic Books: Heavens, what uses I could get of you in that line! You shall hear of my return; and see me, I hope, shortly after,—within a fortnight of this. Meanwhile, keep snug in your corner; don't venture down too soon;—and on the whole get well, get well, dear Forster!

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle