October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO [WILLIAM HANNA?] ; 12 March 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570312-TC-WH-01; CL 32: 102


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / 12 March, 1857—

Dear Sir,

I am still here as in old times; and glad to have some notice of you again. Of course I shall be gratified by the gift of your Book,1 and hope to examine it duly by and by if you grant me the opportunity,—tho’ at present I am sunk miserably, beyond plummet's sounding,2 in pursuits far alien to the one you indicate. A time of leisure must come by and by; and we hope it will; for otherwise worse will!

If Mr Grant is still with you,3 pray give him my kind regards and remembrances,—which are now of old date, and have never suffered any interruption;—the same to Mrs H.4 and your good old Father if he is still there5 and remembers me at all.

Yours sincerely /

T. Carlyle