October 1833-December 1834

The Collected Letters, Volume 7


TC TO LEIGH HUNT; 22 May 1834; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18340522-TC-JHLH-01; CL 7:190.


Ampton Street, Thursday— [ca. 22 May 1834]

Thanks, my dear Sir, for your kind M[essage] and most hospitable offer. I must, on no account, think of leaving my own bed; for otherwise, I leave sleep along with it; the meaning of which latter circumstance is, I fear, too well known to yourself.

Meanwhile, I will be with you very shortly after Henry; and investigate the capabilities of Chelsea, with all intentness, under your guidance. If Mrs Hunt some time in the afternoon will give me some six ounces avoirdupois of Beefsteak and two Potatoes, the Patriot King1 could not offer me a better dinner.

I am my own till towards six o'clock, when I must be in Edwardes Square Kensington, for a second examination of a place I saw there. Alas, it is Noah's Raven2 that I am like for the present! But we must and will be thro' it.

Ever faithfully, /

T. Carlyle—