candlestick

1812-1821


The Collected Letters, Volume 1


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JBW TO THOMAS CARLYLE; 6 December 1821; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18211200-JBW-TC; CL 1:404.


JBW TO THOMAS CARLYLE

Friday [? December 1821]

Sir

I am quite ashamed of having kept the books so long— A series of engagements which have most cruelly massacred my time since my return home is the only apology I have to offer for myself—

You would receive from Mr Irving the second volume of Alfieri which, by mistake, I read first—

Your attention in supplying me with so much amusement and edification deserves from me the strongest expressions of gratitude—but, as unfortunately I have not come into the world with the gift of making speeches, I must leave it to your imagination to supply all that I ought to say

Yours &c

Jane Welsh