1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG; 28 March 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550328-TC-JN-01; CL 29: 278-279


Chelsea, 28 March, 1855—

Dear Neuberg,—Enclosed is a dreary old paper, whh I suppose to be by Preuss,—which has met with some altogether miraculous misfortune (in a box perfectly clean &c); and, in brief, is like to be good for nothing unless you will copy it into legibility, on clean paper, in the roman character.— Perhaps it is hardly worth that trouble; very dark internally too, I doubt. E.g. “How did the Prussian Soldiers come to know Grief' an,1 and take to singing it? Is it a Church hymn, a Poem in their Reading-made-Easy, or what?”—and there is Preuss's Answer, to illuminate the human mind!—

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle