August 1857-June 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 33


TC TO LADY STANLEY ; 9 March 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580309-TC-LST-01; CL 33: 187-188


Chelsea, 9 March, 1858—

Dear Lady Stanley,

You put me under great temptation; there is hardly any place in the world I would sooner go to! But the voice of staggering Virtue is still audible, “Thou shalt not!”1— In fact I have not been out on such a business, for 18 months;—nor am I permitted at all, till once free of these soul-confusing whirlpools of Prussian rubbish;—blessed date whh we hope may arrive now in a month or two, if the Heavens be kind!—

I forgot to demand the Lithograph2 at coming away: please bring it with you, the first time, hither;—and if you have any Prints left of his Lordship's Lady3 (such as there once were), I should beg one of these to accompany.

Yours ever truly / T. Carlyle 4