January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 13 July 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420713-TC-RMM-01; CL 14: 222


Chelsea, 13 july, 1842—

Dear Milnes,

Ought we not before long to collect these various Begg monies into one money-sum, and so closing the concern, send it off to chambers, and wash our hands of it? Your beautiful Corn-law legislation will terminate soon, and I shall not even have the possibility of seeing you.1 What day shall it be, then? I propose Wednesday next, this day week; but am ready for any other you may name:—the hour 3 of the afternoon. I will write into the City &c, and bring all my monies in my pocket; alas, they will not be difficult to carry! On Wednesday at 3,—unless you say otherwise.

Your offer for Greenwich touched me to the very heart; but it was too late; too late even for answering.2 Miss Martineau will surely make me happy, one day, and able to eat a dinner with satisfaction. If Ilium could have been saved by human logic, then had this logical faculty done it!3— Adieu my friend: let us all be as “happy” as we can conveniently,—and get the Begg Subscription winded up.

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle