January-October 1859

The Collected Letters, Volume 35


TC TO CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS WYNN ; 15 April 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590415-TC-CWW-01; CL 35: 78


Chelsea, 15 April, 1859

Dear Miss Wynne,

I am sorry to tell you, by order of my poor Wife, that she is quite too ill for writing;—indeed confined close to bed these two or three days, and suffering a great deal, tho’ now better slightly than at one time. This is too true a1 tale! The business was cold (caught in that outburst of july heat the other week), of which I too got my share: but nothing at all to hers,—indeed for two days (till yesterday morning) she was worse than I ever remember to have seen her.

There has an eloquent volume come to me this day, by a certain Peter Bayne:2 whh I judge will suit you much better than me. Pray accept it from me at any rate.— Yours ever truly

T. Carlyle

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