July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 19 December 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18551219-TC-RMM-01; CL 30: 142-143


The Grange / 19 decr, 1855—

Dear Milnes,

We came hither on Monday; are roving about among the frozen boscages, idlest of mortals, for a week or two to come. I did not get your Note till this morning,—five minutes ago. I have seen one Sterling, full of grim reminiscences and grim forebodings about the Crimean achievements; but yours, I suppose, is the pacific Stirling who belongs to the elder branch of the House?1 To whom make my compliments: I should have liked well to see you and him.

With kind regards to Mrs Milnes and the new young Lady,2

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle

Pen won't write. Sun is as bright as diamonds; and air tingling with wholesome frost;—out of doors, at any rate, is one's mission here.