October 1831-September 1833

The Collected Letters, Volume 6


TC TO GUSTAVE D'EICHTHAL; 15 February 1832; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18320215-TC-GE-01; CL 6:118-119.


4, Ampton Street, 15 February 1832.

Dear Sir,

The editor of the Magazine having decided not to publish this translation, I place it, according to my promise, at your entire disposition. I fully authorize you to print or to burn it, or to do what you wish with it, upon the single condition that my name be not mentioned.

The “translator's note” is undoubtedly useless now; however I send it to you as well; in it I openly express my impression of the possible influence of Saint-Simon and his work upon our English public, and this in terms rather less favourable than the opinion I formed of this last work (an opinion to which I was naturally forced). My duty, in regard to this subject is, I believe, now accomplished.1

I hope to see you soon and to have good news from Paris, and I remain, dear Sir, your devoted servant.

T. Carlyle