January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


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


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