candlestick

July-December 1858


The Collected Letters, Volume 34


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TC TO JAMES BALLANTINE ; 22 November 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18581122-TC-JBA-01; CL 34: 241


TC TO JAMES BALLANTINE

Chelsea, 22 Novr 1858—

Dear Sir,

It is with reluctance and regret that I have to refuse myself even this second easy honour which you are so kind as offer me!1 I could say why, also;—but will beg you to believe that it is for any reason rather than for want of Scottish Patriotism, or of sensibility to your and the other Gentlemen's kindness;2 and so remain, as always,

Yours with many thanks & good wishes,

T. Carlyle

James Ballantine Esq
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