candlestick

1853


The Collected Letters, Volume 28


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TC TO JOHN LLEWELYN DAVIES ; 9 July 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530709-TC-JLD-01; CL 28: 191-192


TC TO JOHN LLEWELYN DAVIES

CHELSEA, 9 July 1853.

DEAR SIR,

I do not think there is a stray copy here of any of my Books; and I have no means of getting one which are not common to everybody, namely buying it out of the shop. So that I cannot, in this way, assist in your charitable enterprise; for which defect I am very sorry.

Generally between 3 and 3½ p.m. I am accessible here to any friend that wants me: you, if I could hope to be of any service to you (which seems uncertain), should be welcome to me if you called about that hour.

The Republic interested me very much, and I guess it to be well translated, in which case it is a piece of good work done. I learned to see from it, if not much else of credible, yet in a very interesting and much clearer manner the face of the divine Plato himself, which is eminently Greekish, high and peculiar,—worthy to be seen and to be held in mind.

Believe me, Dear Sir, /

Yours very truly,

T. CARLYLE.