July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 27 September 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550927-TC-JN-01; CL 30: 76-77


Chelsea, 27 Septr, 1855—

Dear Neuberg,

When we meet and begin talking, the Paper Account1 is sure to go out of my head: I see no chance of your ever being paid,—unless in stamps by post. So here is 3/6 in that form; and my conscience will be clearer.

I had some thoughts of riding up2 with the Horse,—riding up and walking down;—but what day it may be I cannot say; for indeed all is yet uncertain. Wherefore, except perhaps a word to the groom (if even that), do not you concern yourself with the adventure in its present form.— If it all go to water (as may be dreaded), you will find the little quadruped ready to carry you home on Sunday night: that will be one lazy way for me, tho' the “voice of duty” seems to demand a nobler!

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle