August 1857-June 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 33


TC TO ROBERT STORY ; 1 November 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18571100-TC-RS-01; CL 33: 107-108


[November 1857]

Dear Sir,—I have received your beautiful volume, probably the finest bit of typography that ever came before me;1 and have looked over it with interest and pleasure—certainly with hearty good-will to the amiable and worthy brother-man who sketches out in that manner his pilgrimage through this confused world, alongside of me. A certain rustic vigour of life, breezy freshness, as of the Cheviot hills;2 a kindly healthiness of soul breathes every where out of the book. No one that reads it, I should think, but will feel himself the better for its influences. I can honestly wish success to it; and to its author, peace and comfort for the days and years that remain. With many thanks and regards, I remain, yours sincerely, T. CARLYLE.