candlestick

October 1856-July 1857


The Collected Letters, Volume 32


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TC TO HENRY LARKIN ; 26 July 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570726-TC-HL-01; CL 32: 203


TC TO HENRY LARKIN

Chelsea, 26 July, 1857.

DEAR SIR,—If you get this to-morrow morning in time—if not, then next day,—will you again call at Robson's: Mr. R. may (tho' I do not think it likely), want sight of a Book,—which the enclosed slip1 will put into your possession for his behoof.

Had there been nothing but that, I should hardly have troubled you, but what I chiefly want is, that you speak to Mr. R. about Book iii,2 which is not yet come in hand tho' he has it;—and which, I now bethink me, has probably no places marked for being printed ‘small.’ If Mr. R. will take in hand to fix these himself (or suggest them, with marks), it will be a great favour; for I absolutely abhor looking into that dismal MS. again! But I doubt he will not, and in that case there will be nothing for us but that you bring it to me,—and report what the limits of time are! . … I give you plenty of work; but work useful to me was what you wanted.—Yours very truly,

T. CARLYLE.