January-July 1843

The Collected Letters, Volume 16


TC TO CHARLES REDWOOD ; 29 April 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430429-TC-CR-01; CL 16: 141


Chelsea, 29 April, 1843—

My dear Sir,

A Book of mine called Past and Present has just come out here; which I now warn you not to buy, inasmuch as a copy addressed to you is already under way, and indeed may probably arrive in Bristol before this Note. It bears your common address; it will lie, if there do any delay occur, at that Bristol Bookseller's who distributes our Chapman and Hall's Chuzzlewits and other Pickickeries1 there,—whose name, unknown to me, you will easily discover if need be. Probably at Cowbridge they know it. But I hope no delay will occur, or at least none that you cannot easily abide. When the Book does arrive, will you be so good as despatch me a Newspaper (without writing any letter, which is not worth while), to signify that all is right.

Speech and speculation have again arisen about a visit to the Glamorganshire coasts this summer: I really do not think it is impossible; but you shall hear of it more expressly by and by. I speak of coming by myself, and having some small crib of a lodging with some neat peasant or farmer in a desart part of the coast,—if with a horse to ride, so much the better, and within riding distance of you!— We shall see, if the sun were once out in his strength.

With very kind regards to you and your good Mother, 2

Most truly /

T. Carlyle