July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 13 September 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550913-TC-JWC-01; CL 30: 65-66


Addiscombe Farm, Thursday 14 [13] Septr 1855

Thanks for your nice little Letter; it was a marked comfort to me when I came down this morning. Nothing farther, but a Note from Jean,—in great anxiety for want of news from John: my Letter, enclosing his, wd arrive at Dumfries in an hour or two.

I have not recovered my sleep; six or seven the time still of awakening. But I know what ails me, and mean to attack that tonight. After breakfast today, amid the pattering of the welcome rain, I fairly fell asleep over my Book, and must have dozed and half-slumbered almost two hours! It is now within ten minutes of the Horse; so I must be brief!— — The only thing I had, in fact, to say is that Saturday stands fixed: evening for tea; I will either dine on eggs here, or miss altogether, which may perhaps do as well. I have settled it, however, and announced it here; the woman is not to come back after Friday till Tuesday, or “till warned again,” it perhaps was. There is the Horse!

Tell Piper abt Saty evening. Thanks about Browning, too, and Fuz!— — Neuberg will possibly be on Sunday withal.

Here ends, here ends

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle

Sebastopol is “took,” then? Not yet, a bit!—