July 1836-December 1837

The Collected Letters, Volume 9


TC TO JOHN STUART MILL; 8 December 1836; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18361208-TC-JSM-01; CL 9:105-106.


Chelsea, Thursday [8 December 1836]—

My dear Mill,

It is perhaps the briefest way, my haste being great, to send you this Note of Hunt's.1 He seems to persist in Wortley as the decidedly best, and makes out no other List. He understands that you can get him a loan of the Book from the Publisher, who is Bentley. My notion is that you should indulge him; that he will make you a very pretty Article on Wortley.2 The beckoning of one's own inward wish is generally the best of all indications. For the rest, would it not be well that you saw Hunt? Or is that superfluous? He is accessible I believe almost any evening that you like,—and close by me.

Cavaignac and Marrast came; C. looking a little less sorrowful than on Sunday. He did not appoint any other night; but will be back soon; and you shall have warning. It is a wild matter Death; to a man of his Credo.

I had appointed with Falconer3 to get me Twelve (or was it Twenty?) clear Copies of the Article Mirabeau. Would it interfere with you much to have at least Four of them ready at Christmas, or the day after, for me? I want to send them into Scotland; and have no method except by the Magazines (thro' Simpkin & Marshal),4 which of course are all under way by the time a Number by the regular course can reach me here.

Basta [Enough]: for I am in great haste. Ever Your's,

T. Carlyle.