candlestick

1854-June 1855


The Collected Letters, Volume 29


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TC TO JOHN FORSTER; 22 April 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550422-TC-JF-01; CL 29: 293-294


TC TO JOHN FORSTER

22 April, 1855

Dear Forster,

I came up hoping to meet at the last Committee Meeting,1 on Saturday; finding nothing I came over hither,2 and dined,—to be revenged upon you.

I now want very much to have a meeting; quàm primùm [as soon as possible], for half an hour; really upon business of a sort. Read the enclosed scrawl of writing, which I find in my pocket here (having taken it to shew to you on Saturday);—think only farther that I am nearly buried with Prussian confusions already: and consider what farther can or should be done in such a matter.3 And let us have it, by word of mouth, as soon as possible.

I am at home every night; I could meet you here (for half an hour 4 ½ p.m.) any day you appointed:—Pray Heaven, only, you have not got some fit of illness, all the while; for I begin to be afraid of that at this moment!—

Enough dear Forster / Yours ever truly / T. Carlyle