January 1835-June 1836

The Collected Letters, Volume 8


TC TO JOHN STUART MILL; 3 May 1835; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18350503-TC-JSM-01; CL 8:114.


Chelsea, Sunday [3 May 1835].

My Dear Mill,

I called yesterday, with these two Letters,1 on Buller; but found him removed to some other House. If you in the course you travel fall in with any Liberal Member, I think it will really be a forwarding of the Greatest Happiness Principle on his part2 if he will consent to frank them. We pass you this afternoon, going to a kind of posthumous cup of tea with Mrs Austin.

I adhere to my old condition of stupefaction; it is really like a kind of enchantment: by my old friend, Diana-Hecate in the shape of bile!3 I believe the weather has something to do with it. God help me—to help myself!

Have you seen Tomkins and Jenkins?4 There was not heretofore such a Chancellor seen in England. These poor scraggy Pamphlets (dry, lean, trite, as dried stockfish) are signs of the times. The envy of surrounding nations melts visibly like old pewter.

I hope to see you soon,

Ever faithfully, /

T. Carlyle—