January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 31 May 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420531-TC-RMM-01; CL 14: 195-196


Chelsea, Tuesday [31 May 1842]

Dear Milnes,—Alas, I cannot come to you tomorrow. I am full of headaches, heartaches; in a state analogous to certain ancient forms of Enchantment: pity me!

If I knew where your Sister, the Lady Galway was, I would promptly go to see her.

Jeffrey writes from Edinburgh that he will cheerfully sign a Burns Pension Memorial to Sir Peel, and that no time should be lost; but that Wilson ought to begin; likewise that Richard Milnes &c &c.1 I have accordingly written to Wilson. May the Fates and the said Richard Milnes be propitious in all that!

Yours, the prey of Necromancers Black-Artists and their Master,—

T. Carlyle