October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 1 November 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18561101-TC-JN-01; CL 32: 23-24


Chelsea, 1 Novr, 1856—

Dear Neuberg,

I am shocked to hear your bad news: a dismal state of things for poor Rosette1 and you! Never mind my trivial commissions, more or less;—a shame to intrude (even unconsciously with them) at such a crisis.— — The Paper has come all right: if, some time or other, you can recollect to give me the Stationer's Address,—also his of the Steel Pens,—you shall be absolved in that particular in future.2

I enclose Farie's last communication about Horses. If Mr Todhunter absolutely wants his Horse on Monday, of course I must either buy it at once, or let him have it,—and shall be in some embarrasment3 to choose which. But if he could let the little creature stay with me here another week (which I cannot ask, or even wish if there is any critical point come in regard to the disposal of the animal), my course would be clear; and the worthy little quadruped wd certainly take no harm with me. I have been three times upon him; he seems to mend visibly every day,—no fault, except his lightness of structure, and a kind of stumble he sometimes has when walking, in a fatigued or languid condition.

If I do not get up (on the back of him whither I am just going) so far as yr door today to ask news (news on quite other matters than he!),—pray let me hear as soon as possible, and at brief intervals thenceforth.

May all yet turn well, for the good Rosette, and for you, and the heavyladen Brother4 now in handgrips with the stern Master and Owner of us all!—

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle