The Collected Letters, Volume 4


JWC TO FERDINAND WILHELM BECKER; 3 December 1827; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18271203-JWC-FWB-01; CL 4:e12.


[3? December 1827]

My dear Sir

I am sorry to disturb you so early; but I no longer know what else to do.

We have had a dreadful night again— Tho' he took the powder, he has not been able to sleep above five minutes together for the stuff in his throat— and that is now worse than ever, so that tho' he would most gladly take the jelly or the other powder1 as you prescribed he cannot get over one drop. I have tried a new poultice and steaming and every thing I could think of to no purpose—so for heaven's sake come

Most truly yours /

Jane W Carlyle

I will have breakfast ready for you here