candlestick

1840


The Collected Letters, Volume 12


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TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY ; 17 April 1840; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18400417-TC-HMS-01; CL 12: 114


TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY

Chelsea, 17th April [1840]

My dear Mrs Stanley,

There is not in the world an exception I should more gladly have made: but the rule is universal, rigorous as Rhadamanthus,1 that I am to dine nowhere till once these unfortunate “Heroes” are out of me,—sometime in the end of May!

I burn Hunt's missive; which would give him great grief, if he knew it.

Yours with many thanks & regrets,

T. Carlyle