JWC TO JOHN WELSH ; 13 August 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530813-JWC-JWEL-01; CL 28: 249
JWC TO JOHN WELSH
5 Cheyne Row / Saturday [13? August 1853].
MY DEAR JOHN,—If you have not by this time been taken up into the skies and made a new star of; understand that I am here—and wearying to see you.
The house is to be recognised by large scaffolding on front of it and regiment of men working like ants on the roof— My Dear! imagine it we are again building! Mr. C—who was never to allow ‘a workman of any denomination to set foot within his premises again in this world’ contracts with a Builder ‘of Genius’ during my absence to make his ‘a perfectly silent apartment up above there’—What a pity he was not in your place!1 and this old ideal of his is now being worked out into bricks and mortar.
God preserve us all—I have quantities of things to tell you—‘Come and take them!’
JANE W. CARLYLE