The Collected Letters, Volume 11


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 3 April 1839; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18390403-TC-RMM-01; CL 11: 65-66


Chelsea, Wednesday [3 or 8? April 1839]

Dear Mr Mylnes,

I could not wait upon Lord Northampton,1 and see you, last saturday; but do count on having that pleasure by the next opportunity. If you can remember, on some fit occasion, perhaps you will offer my respectful thanks to his Lordship, and communicate this small fact to him.

No trace of Nature has turned up yet. I do not think you should at all surrender the entreprise [sic] to Miss Martineau;2 or, having put your hand to the plough, draw it back, in so fair a cause.3 Two are better than one; and of this Two each is so different from the other.4

I am going to Lecture on Revolutions (God help me!), and will send you some Prospectuses.

Ever faithfully Yours /

T. Carlyle