July 1836-December 1837

The Collected Letters, Volume 9


TC TO JAMES WHITE; 13 May 1837; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18370513-TC-JWH-01; CL 9:203.


5. Cheyne Row Chelsea / Saturday [13 May 1837]

Dear Sir,

I have to thank you for the pleasure of reading your Diver,1 and for the obliging offer you make about it. By the plan of the Course2 you doubtless already see that I cannot profit by that. The Translation itself, I should think, might very fitly be published in some of the Magazines. They had one not long ago in Fraser's:3 but so fine a Piece will stand being repeatedly translated.4

I remembered your face from the very first Lecture; but could not, till the Letter, say where it was we had met. Let me hope that we shall meet again some time or other.

I remain, / Dear Sir, / Yours very truly,

T. Carlyle.