August 1857-June 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 33


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE ; 22 June 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580622-TC-JAC-01; CL 33: 247


Chelsea, 22 june, 1858—

Dear Brother,

I turned out my horse to grass at Richmond, friday last; and there he goes with the shoes off him, much more to his mind than I am to mine. The Lythe speculation is utterly given up,—roads to and from being so untowardly. There was a new project started in reference to a Cottage at Brighton (or Rottingdean, near it). But that, if anything is to come of that, will be looked into by Jane more at leisure when I am gone.

In fine I decide to cut loose, and have a glimpse of Annandale, and what kindred I have still loving me,—the first of all the things I do. And I have written to Mary1 that I set off Tomorrow Evg 8.45 (Mail Train) for Carlisle direct, and am to be expected at Cummertrees (I suppose, but have no table to tell me) some time about 8 or 9 on Thursday morning. I believe I ought not to stay long: but we shall see as to that. For the present this is all my news.

Henry Watt came to me last night; and is to return North straightway,—as he has no doubt told you. Looking stout and hearty. Kindest regards to Jamie & Isabella.

Yours ever / T. Carlyle