candlestick

1824- 1825


The Collected Letters, Volume 3


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JBW TO THOMAS CARLYLE; 4 April 1825; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18250404-JBW-TC-01; CL 3:311.


JBW TO THOMAS CARLYLE

[4 April 1825]

Well! young Gentleman, you are coming at last (you say). After so many disappointments, may I depend on you? Really, you do well to extol my miraculous gift of patience—if I had merely an ordinary share of it, I should certainly have said good by to you, for keeping me so long in this uncomfortable state of expectation.

But you are coming at last— Would to Heaven that you were already come! The idea of meeting you after all this nonsense is quite terrible to me— Eh bien! there is no help for it! It is absolutely necessary that we should meet again; and so I must even go thro' with it in the best way I can—

You will be here tomorrow at seven—it is half dark then—God bless you dearest

ever ever yours—

Jane B Welsh

Monday—Haddington