The Collected Letters, Volume 11


TC TO HORATIO MONTAGU ; 19 June 1839; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18390619-TC-HMO-01; CL 11: 130-131


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea, / London, 19 June, 1839.

Dear Sir,

You are very kind to ask us to your house and hospitality; but it cannot be effected at present. My Wife and I go to Scotland in a few days, and purpose staying there till the heats be over. It will always be a pleasure to me to think that I have another home in your western region, should circumstances ever lead me thither.

The Lectures1 about which you are kind enough to inquire went off altogether well; and left me right glad to be at rest for another series of months.

I do not know the author of the piece in the Antijacobin you refer to: if it be worth anything, it is likely to be Canning's or Frere's.2 The Carlyle who stands opposite the Arabian Poetry is a Professor Carlyle,3 who died in the possession of some considerable repute in that department about thirty years ago. His Professorship was of Cambridge; he himself was of Carlisle, not of kindred to me I think, at least not of countable kindred.

In haste, I remain, / Dear Sir / Yours very truly

T. Carlyle