candlestick

January-July 1842


The Collected Letters, Volume 14


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TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY ; 13 May 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420513-TC-HMS-01; CL 14: 188


TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY

Chelsea, 13 May, 1842—

My dear Mrs Stanley,

If you know any rich Lords who, in your judgement, ought to be cessed with this new “income-tax,” pray cess them, do not spare them!1 One grieves to appear in the character of beggar: but this poor old Widow,2 sitting in her desolate hut, with two daughters sewing for her at nine pence a-day, and all the world dining annually in worship of her dead Brother,—does one not grieve to think of this too?

I commend myself to your forgiveness; and am ever,

with a truer than the dining worship,

Yours /

T. Carlyle