candlestick

January-July 1843


The Collected Letters, Volume 16


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TC TO W. E. FORSTER ; 23 June 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430623-TC-WEF-01; CL 16: 217


TC TO W. E. FORSTER

Chelsea, 23 june, 1843—

My dear Sir,

Your kind invitation to Craven1 is far too good to be rejected at once; nor do I so reject it; far from that. But I am in such an unutterable whirlpool of haste, confusion, and hard work at present, I can think of nothing extraneous whatever; and must beg to postpone my answer till a freer time, which I hope will soon arrive2— That is the meaning of my writing to you tonight,—past the hour of midnight when all canny things are in bed!— Good sleep to both of us!

Yours very truly always,

T. Carlyle

There is no haste at all about the Greg Pamphlet,3 so it do come certainly at last. Take your own time with it.