candlestick

July-December 1858


The Collected Letters, Volume 34


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JWC TO HENRY LARKIN ; 17 August 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580817-JWC-HL-01; CL 34: 136-137


JWC TO HENRY LARKIN

Bay House, / Tuesday [17 August 1858]

OH MR. LARKIN, what a life you have! It is a foretaste of the sort of thing you will have to stand, when married!1 I am not to be home on Saturday. Miss Baring insists on my staying till Monday, when she goes herself; and it was my bounden duty to succumb.

After all, I couldn't have trimmed my bonnet on a Sunday! I the lineal descendant of John Knox and of John Welsh the Covenanter!2

Then it is on Monday evening I will expect you.—Yours ever,

J. WELSH CARLYLE.