1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES; 17 June 1854; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18540617-TC-RMM-01; CL 29: 116


Chelsea, 17 june, 1854—

Dear Milnes,

We are so weak and low here,—sunk in the valley of the shadow of bile,—that we must not yield to your flattering temptation (backed as it is by the kindest reminiscences, now coming under the category of sad and beautiful); but shun delights, and live atrabiliar days1 according to the circumstances that are given.

Why do you never come and see me here in my new Garret? May Good be with you always!

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle

My poor Wife is in bed today (sadly out of sleep &c for a fortnight past); so makes me answer.