January-July 1843

The Collected Letters, Volume 16


JWC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 18 March 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430318-JWC-JF-01; CL 16: 90


[18 March 1843]

My dear Mr Forster

Geraldine told me the day of the Lecture1 that she was to go into Essex on Tuesday. She returns to London but not for some six weeks or a month. She engaged to come here on Sunday morning (soon after breakfast) and stay till three She had to dine at the Pattens at four on that day—so there remains only Monday evening, in case you cannot come on Sunday morning—and I don't know if she be disengaged; I rather remember that she was to dine with Mrs Gore (!) on that day2—and then could you come on Monday? I will ascertain if she is attainable at all rates and send you a line by post on Monday morning—unless you can come as I hope tomorrow morning I have a note from Mrs Macready this morning—all well— for myself I am nearly dead of gaities, two Balls since I saw you a Fancy one (!) and a plain one—and my Cousin to be done every day!3

Ever yours affectionately

Jane Carlyle