The Collected Letters, Volume 10


TC TO EDWARD STRACHEY ; 2 June 1838; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18380602-TC-ES-01; CL 10: 91


5 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, / Saturday [2 June], 1838

My dear Sir,—I could come to you, with great pleasure, any night after Monday, the 11th; but till then I am delivering a course of extempore lectures which keeps me in continual nervousness and fret, and obliges me to decline all invitations whatever,—unfortunate dyspeptic as I am!

Some day next week, now that I know your address, I will see you,1 with the additional hope of seeing your good mother also, to whom, as to a friend now of many years, I beg to commend myself with all manner of good wishes.

Along with this I send a small pamphlet, promised to Lady Louis, which arrived only the night before last.2 I recommend you to read it in passing.

Believe me ever, / Yours very truly, /

T. Carlyle.