October 1833-December 1834

The Collected Letters, Volume 7


TC TO AN UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT; 11 December 1834; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18341211-TC-UC-01; CL 7:e3.


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / 11th Decr 1834.

My Dear Sir,

I expected to have had the pleasure of seeing you again ere now. But I see by the Newspapers, you have been busy with profitable work.1

Will you tell your Brother2 that I looked thro' his Manuscript with interest, that I heartily accede to his doctrine of there being a meaning in the Second Part of Faust;3 that I sent his Papers to Fraser, the only Periodical Publisher they seemed in the least suited for; and received for answer the Note4 inclosed here,—in which sincerity seems not at any rate to have been obstructed by undue social Polish. Other “able Editors” at this time I have no access to, that were of use.

If your Brother thought it worth his while to compress what he has got to say on Faust into the size and figure of a Review Article (say 20 pages), it might be plausibly offered to Cochrane of the Foreign Review.5 I could transmit it, and would cheerfully; but could hardly do more; having very little concern there of late[.]

Pray offer my renewed kind regards to your Brother, whom I hope to see next time my road lies Northward;6 come and ask for us here, some vacant evening; and believe me always,

My Dear Sir / Yours very truly /

T. Carlyle