candlestick

1824- 1825


The Collected Letters, Volume 3


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JBW TO JOHN A. CARLYLE; 19 November 1825; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18251119-JBW-JAC-01; CL 3:416.


JBW TO JOHN A. CARLYLE

[19 November 1825]

Dear dear Doctor!

What in the world has made you so long of coming? We go this very day, at 3 oclock! However as I am not obliged to be out before then, I may still see the “rippling” of your countenance, and hear the music of Annandale from your tongue, if this intimation, by good luck reaches you in time—

Do not lose a moment you can help, after twelve oclock; till then I shall be taken up with a dressmaker and Doctor Hamilton— I would have sent last night or this morning before you could possibly be gone out; but I have no one here to do my bidding[.] Excuse haste and doily paper1

Yours always / affectionately /

Jane B Welsh