The Collected Letters, Volume 10


TC TO HENRY CRABB ROBINSON ; 10 March 1838; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18380310-TC-HCR-01; CL 10: 46-47


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea, 10th March, 1838—

My dear Sir,

Count Pepoli, candidate for the Italian Professorship in the College of which you are Councillor,1 requested me yesterday, as he was setting out for Brighton, to commit the inclosed Note to your care; that you, by reading it, or shewing to persons interested, might by means of it do him “what good you conveniently could.” It indicates decisively enough the favourable opinion of M. Arrago,2 a man whose vote will probably have value among you. Your individual interest for Pepoli in this canvass of his gives me great pleasure: I meant to solicit you personally on his behalf, when I learned that you were already kind and favourable to him. He is a man of real merit and delicacy. I am happy to understand from Prandi3 that there is every likelihood of his being elected. Pray continue to do for him whatsoever you can.— He wishes this Note of Arrago's not to be destroyed; but to be kept in your possession till he wait upon you.

I suppose you never come as far as Chelsea?

Believe me always, / Yours very truly

T. Carlyle.