The Collected Letters, Volume 11


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 28 December 1839; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18391228-TC-RMM-01; CL 11: 234


Chelsea, 28th Dec., 1839.

Dear Milnes,—You are a man full of blarney and quiz, but you have done well to write on Emerson. I applied to Mill to-day;1 shall get his answer soon, and send it off to you straightway. Failing Mill, would you consent to Fraser? Consider this till you hear from me again. One way or other the piece must be printed. Emerson, I understand, is writing a book. I have forgotten the subject, or never knew it.2

Poor Miss Martineau has not only lost her ear-trumpet, but her health. They tell me she is in a very infirm though not a dangerous state with her brother-in-law at Newcastle.3 In haste,

Ever truly yours, /

T. Carlyle.