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January-October 1859


The Collected Letters, Volume 35


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JWC TO MARGARET WELSH ; 28 May 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590528-JWC-MW-01; CL 35: 101-102


JWC TO MARGARET WELSH

5 Cheyne Row, Chelsea Saturday [28 May? 1859]

Just two lines from myself, dear Margaret, to urge on you, that you should come here and recover from the fatigues of the journey,1 before proceeding to Richmond—since my present state makes it too impossible for me to go to Richmond to receive you; as I should otherwise have certainly done. Your home-coming will be too dreadful, poor dear soul! without the petty aggravation of bodily weariness. I will say nothing more— My God what is there to be said!— But you know how I feel for you without needing to be told. The merest stranger would feel for you; and I am his cousin—and know all that he was.

God comfort you—no mortal need try.

Ever your affectionate friend

JANE WELSH CARLYLE