candlestick

1841


The Collected Letters, Volume 13


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TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 11 May 1841; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18410511-TC-RMM-01; CL 13: 130


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES

Chelsea, Tuesday [11 May 1841]

Dear Milnes,

My Wife and I will endeavour to come. The spirit is very willing; but the flesh is none of the strongest, alas!1— I was in very fair condition, a much improved Literary Man, when I left Annandale about a week ago: but I travelled à la cannon-ball; and the tumbling of the Solway, the four-and-twenty hours of Chaos, have shattered me to ruin, for the time.

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle