October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO VERNON LUSHINGTON ; 22 January 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570122-TC-VL-01; CL 32: 78-79


Chelsea, 22 jany, 1857

My dear Sir,

Many thanks again to you. There cannot be a doubt but Scheme IV is the preferable one: Vol I to go as far as the end of Part IV and have the Squire Papers;1 vol II to &c &c—in fact it is the same division as in the 3d Edition (whh is of 3 volumes), with the Squire added to Vol I, and something more of Appendix to vol IV.2 Vol II is too small; but we can by no plan help such inequality somewhere; and here it falls in the middle of the file, which is better (as soldiers also know) than at either end. Not to say that every vol. ends in this way with a kind of epoch: Death of Charles I; Protectorate; Death of Oliver. In short I vote clearly that we stand by Scheme IV.

If you be within wind at all any evening, I am seldom or never so busy that I should not like to see you for a little;—failing such a bit of luck, I must make some special movement that way before long.

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle