The Collected Letters, Volume 10


TC TO ANN KER SCOTT ; 16 February 1838; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18380216-TC-AKS-01; CL 10: 31


Chelsea, Friday morning— [16 February 1838]

My dear Mrs Scott,

I regret very much indeed that I dare not venture on Woolwich as you kindly have proposed. It would be right pleasant to see you and such friends. But the bitter weather; the sniftering and sneezing (of a cold I have); the deep brown-study I am in about certain “Lectures” due by me ere long;1 the &c &c! Pity me; and let us hope better weather and better luck by and by.

Tell Mr Scott not to fail me when he has a spare half-hour in London. My Wife who heartily returns your salutations hopes to see you ere long. There will assuredly be a Spring by and by; with green leaves, westerly winds, and welcomes at Woolwich and elsewhere.

With many kind regards, / Yours very truly always

T. Carlyle.