January-October 1859

The Collected Letters, Volume 35


JWC TO HENRY LARKIN ; 20 September 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590920-JWC-HL-01; CL 35: 210


Sunny Bank, Haddington. Tuesday [20 September 1859].

MY DEAR MR. LARKIN,—You make the very Posts do the Impossible for one,—your letter reached me on Sunday!1 I shall be home on Friday, please God. But as I mean to arrive by daylight, I won't have you waste time in coming to meet me. By daylight I can manage quite easily by myself; so I won't tell you the train I shall come by; indeed, I don't yet know it. I have resolved to lessen the strain of the long journey by sleeping at York. I am clearly much less nervous, since I am ‘up’ to such a resolution as stopping in a strange inn.— In breakneck haste, yours affectionately,