candlestick

January-July 1843


The Collected Letters, Volume 16


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TC TO AN UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT ; 11 January 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430111-TC-UC-01; CL 16: 17


TC TO AN UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT

Chelsea, 11 jany, 1843—

What a peremptory man: “—Receive the honour of Knighthood with this sword, or I will give you a cut with it!”—

You should give me more warning. Three days ago I was bespoken, unlucky that I am, to dine with fat Scotch Theologians, in Gower Street,1 on Thursday! “Nobody can be in two places at once, unless he be a bird”:2 can he?

With sorrow, yet with blessings,

T. Carlyle