January-September 1856

The Collected Letters, Volume 31


TC TO A. J. SCOTT ; 25 May 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18560525-TC-AJS-01; CL 31: 101-102


Chelsea, 25 May, 1856—

Dear Scott,

I am very sorry I can be of no help in this matter. Two Candidates have already applied to me; and I have undertaken to say nothing whatever;—which indeed was my only clear course in regard to such an “Art” as that of Logic.1

I adhere to what I wrote long since about you,—believing that it was my true opinion then, tho' I have quite forgotten the terms of it;—but on this subject I must not write.2

What my wishes are, it is of no use stating. I believe, whatever I may think of the “Art” in question, you surely would do more good in treating it than either of the Two I allude to.

In great haste (not to lose a post)3

Yours with many kind regards T. Carlyle 4

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“The Fireworks in the Green-Park: The Grand Finale.” The Peace Celebrations.

Reproduced from Illustrated London News, 7 June 1856.