The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO LADY ASHBURTON ; 25 March 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530325-TC-LA-01; CL 28: 89


Athenaeum Club Friday! Evg. [25 March 1853]

I have come hither to ascertain beforehand what the exact minute of my train is: 1 p m, and at Andover Road 20 minutes past 3; that, then, is my program for tomorrow,—which, important and thrice-important as it is, I now, for the 3d and last time, make known to your Ladyship, for behoof of Sambo, the coachman and those concerned.

My [wife's]1 cold was very vile; but seems to be abating—I even fancied, at first, you were quizzing her with your “fair weather,” while we had nothing but snow and mud. Mud, however, is above the freezing point always; add sunshine to that temperature, and there is very pretty weather.

This is the first Note I ever wrote from any Clubhouse; may it prosper, it and you! I am to come by myself tomorrow; no Jane will try the adventure with me