candlestick

1826-1828


The Collected Letters, Volume 4


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TC TO WALTER SCOTT; 23 May 1828; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18280523-TC-SWS-01; CL 4:375.


TC TO WALTER SCOTT

24. Moray Place,1 23d May [1828].

Sir,

About six weeks ago, I had the honour to write to you, announcing the arrival of a small present from the Poet Goethe, and transcribing for your perusal his compliments and thanks for the Life of Napoleon. I wished and purposed, as my orders bore, to hand you that present; but receiving no reply, I must now be content to forego such pleasure. Mr Jeffrey takes charge of delivering these medals; and next time I write to Weimar, I hope I may be able to say that you have received them safely.

Meanwhile, with much respect I have the honour to be,

Sir, / Your obedt and obliged Servt, /

Thomas Carlyle.2