July-December 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 34


TC TO JWC ; 9 July 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580709-TC-JWC-02; CL 34: 21


[9 July 1858]

Friday, 2 p.m., Gill—

Nothing but this,1 and from you the Address on the Tourgaeneff Book!2 If you are wellish, or even if you are ill, was there ever such usage! I must do the best I can with it. Jean, who is here, making belts &c, and administering the cares of cloth, advises me much not to take it up on the tragical side; whh I try all I can not to do. The address this day is in firm hand, tho' the spelling continues. I try to interpret symbollically, “On my sofa, not worse than you have often seen me; reading Tourgff as you perceive and not done with the first volume.” If only tomorrow Confirm all this! But how even then shall I ever forgive me.

I have got my sleep again; did not ride yesterday, except in gig a little way; am just going out on my dromedary, with a mackintosh agt showers. Till tuesday morning you are not to look out for any more of this scribbling. Tailor comes on Monday.— Eheu, Oh dear,—and other interjections suppressed!

Yours T.C.