July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO LADY STANLEY ; 4 July 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550704-TC-LST-01; CL 30: 1-2


Chelsea, 4 july, 1855—

Dear Lady Stanley,—I cannot tell you how I am shocked at the miss yesterday! I heard the loud knocking, too, here in my garret; but thought it was mere Carpenters;—and everybody else had fled his post.— — No matter, the news is good, when your Card does come to light this morning at last! I am delighted I can assure you.1

“Frances Meliora Lucia Lowe” is the name of the younger of these Sisters;—I write it a second time to be plain:

“Frances Meliora Lucia Lowe”;—and may right good speed attend your Ladyship and some other in this business!

The Papers are off towards the Times; not there yet, were to appear on Monday next;—but now I hope never will.2 Of course there was not anything said or whispered against Lord Palmerston; but it has never seemed to me to look well that The Government, having put its hand to so small a matter, did not end it; and certainly this (if it is as I hope) will be a much handsomer finish.

Please let me know before Saturday Morning,3 what the issue has been. As late on Friday Night as you please;—but I must write on Saturday to stop operations for the Monday following.

With a thousand thanks

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle