The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH ; 22 July 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530722-TC-AHC-01; CL 28: 215


Chelsea, 22 july, 1853—

Dear Clough,

You need not be told I am delighted at the conclusion you have come to;1 for my own sake and for yours, I could not wish any other result;—and in fact I believe it will turn out to have been the wise decision. May you never repent it:—in which case, England and the rest of us will be very far from doing so!

I have been scheming out some evening for a talk with you, or perhaps been lazily in hope you would come of your own accord. At 3 p.m. any day I am here: but all my evenings now, I find, till monday are taken up: on and after monday the natural course of solitude returns. I expect my wife home very soon; and do not as yet contemplate any travelling this year.

Come the first day or night you can.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle