July 1836-December 1837

The Collected Letters, Volume 9


TC TO HENSLEIGH WEDGWOOD; 1 February 1837; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18370201-TC-HWE-01; CL 9:136-137.


Cheyne Row, Chelsea / Wednesday [1 or 8 February 1837]—

My dear Sir,

You are very kind, nor could any expedition of that sort be welcomer to me than the one you propose: but I am sunk overhead in Proofsheets and confusions; sick and surrounded with sickness; and must, till the whirl abate somewhat, deny myself all pleasure.

Mrs Carlyle rather retrogrades, at least advances very slowly, in this bitter Northern weather.

I am very faulty in regard to Caedmon.1 I return it and Pritchard;2 but will beg worthy old ulfila3 and the other for a little longer.

I desire you to offer my affectionate regards to Mrs Wedgwood. Accept my regrets; and believe me always,

My dear Sir, / faithfully yours, /

T. Carlyle