The Collected Letters, Volume 13


TC TO ALEXANDER CARLYLE ; 31 July 1841; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18410731-TC-AC-01; CL 13: 204


Newby, Saturday Noon [31 July 1841]

Dear Alick,

I bethink me that you may as well send for at least ten yards of of that fine plaid cloth: I shall need a waistcoat at any rate as well as breeches and perhaps a dressing-gown.

You may also send us five yards of your diaper towelling (on Monday), 2 lbs of your mould-candles, and for me 2 quarter-pounds of tobacco. Have them all ready wrapt in the morning.

Farther, as our tide is about noon, and we are very slow here, I think it will be better if Jamie undertake to bring down Isabella and our Mother; trusting to me they would be in danger of missing their bathe for Monday, which would be a pity. I can drive my Mother home again if she do not consent to stay. Pray be punctual about this; punctual, Boy!

We got nicely home last night; I have had a good sleep and am yet but half dressed from my bathe. Jane's wound is better;1 she complains a little of headache, but will soon be better I hope.

Adieu. There is not a moment to spare. I must walk with this to Annan myself.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle