The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO ANNA BLACKWELL ; 30 October 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18531030-TC-ABL-01; CL 28: 300-301


Chelsea, 30 octr, 1853—

Dear Madam,

I received your kind Note, and your pretty little volume of Poems;1 and beg to return you many acknowledgements for the favour you shew me.

The Poems, I perceive, have breathings of fine young harmony, as I examine here and there; and by and by I purpose, and anticipate with pleasure, a closer survey:—but I dare say you already know I in general prefer plain prose, in these times; and indeed I flatter myself to hear from you, with still greater satisfaction, in that more serious form, at some future day.

Believe me, meanwhile / Yours

with many thanks & regards,

T. Carlyle

Miss Anna Blackwell—