July 1836-December 1837

The Collected Letters, Volume 9


TC TO JOHN STUART MILL; 10 November 1837; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18371110-TC-JSM-01; CL 9:350.


Chelsea, Friday Morning [10 November 1837].

My dear Mill,

Here is the Letter you consented to take charge of. The scratch of an Honourable Member's pen will make a heart glad on the morrow this time; more than can be always said of Members' pens.

In reference to what we talked of yesterday, I answer that for the present it seems to me I must do this Life of Scott, and leave the rest to take what settlement it can. Pray send me the First volume therefore; I have all the rest hitherto published: I mean to begin on Monday morning.— If you chanced to fall into any possibility of getting me these Books of Crockett's they would be very welcome to me; I am not sure but something good might be made of them.1

Pray come back soon, and let us have some speech; there pass many days without one day in them so good as yesterday. Wherefore? Therefore!—

Ever faithfully /

T. Carlyle