candlestick

1841


The Collected Letters, Volume 13


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TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 17 June 1841; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18410600-TC-RMM-01; CL 13: 152


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES

[mid-June 1841]

Dear Milnes,

Here is the tune of Kennst du das Land,1 according to the best version; which I once voluntarily promised to Lady Galway: pray give it to her, with many compliments on my part,—with some echo of a hope that I may one day hear her sing it.

May you be “returned” in your Burgh,2—and hardly any other Tory at all in any Burgh whatsoever! The Corn-Laws seem to me to excel, in glaring insolent fatuity, all that I have ever known any Aristocracy do; except only that of the French Noblesse just before 1789!

Yours, by Heaven's Law, /

T. Carlyle.