TC TO ISABELLA CARLYLE ; 4 August 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18560804-TC-IC-01; CL 31: 149
TC TO ISABELLA CARLYLE
Gill, Monday, 4 Augt 1856—
On informing myself better about the tides, I find that there will be good bathing tomorrow, and tolerable next day; so that it will not be till Thursday that I get loose. If I write nothing to the contrary, expect me on Thursday, then: it will be after dinner; I have some kind of work here, which I can get on with in the forenoon when there is no interruption.
The weather has grown consummately hot; for the corn's sake we will wish it may last a fortnight so. I have learned to keep within shelter mainly during the heat. I am well, doing well, but terribly bitten with clegs, mosquitos and other wretches
The horse goes excellently; and does me a great deal of good; well earning its daily bit of bread.
I have had no news at all; Jean is coming from Dumfries today to see.
Yours ever truly /