1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO THOMAS BALLANTYNE; 7 June 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550607-TC-TB-01; CL 29: 325


Chelsea, 7 june, 1855—

Dear Ballantyne

Something I find in a Newspaper reminds me that in the L. D. Pamphlets (probably in Downing Street, where you may be extracting)1 there is one very ugly error of the press: “Augis” (Stable of Augis, Augean Stable) instead of “Augias,” which is the right name of the old Proprietor of said Stables. Pray put in “Augias” (throughout, for it occurs several times):2 the effect of Augis, to any scholar, is extremely ugly.3

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle

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