The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO PETER CUNNINGHAM ; 25 November 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18531125-TC-PC-01; CL 28: 324


Chelsea, 25 Novr, 1853—

My dear Sir,

I have written on the back of your sheet the sum of all I knew about poor Hume; of whose death, and tragic post-obit concerns, I am truly sorry to hear.1 Poor innocent vain soul! I remember meeting him, for a minute, in the Regent's Circus, perhaps ten years ago; and I little thought this would be the next news of him.

You might come down and see us, some evening, for auld lang syne! I think I have a Book of yours (Political Songs, or some such title),2 which I will honestly return. To Mrs Cunningham your excellent Mother3 we send our very best regards, both of us; and beg of her to understand always that we would not be forgotten, nor will ever forget.

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle

Peter Cunningham Esq

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