January-July 1843

The Collected Letters, Volume 16


TC TO CHARLES REDWOOD ; 28 June 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430628-TC-CR-01; CL 16: 220-221


Chelsea, 28 june, 1843

My dear Sir,

I have been waiting all this while for some summer; but none comes. I determine therefore to come without much summer! My aim at present is for the beginning of next week; I have to pause at Clifton,1 but it cannot be for long; neither can I linger as long as I once hoped in Glamorganshire: but I will come and see you and it, that is now fixed! Pray let me know by return of Post whether you are at home. If you say, Yes, my next Letter will probably bear the date of Clifton, and appoint our time of meeting at Cardiff.

I have some thoughts of getting up to Carmarthen (where the Bishop is2), nay of going thro' Wales all the way, to Chester, to Liverpool, witherward and across the Solway I am ultimately bound. But all this we will discuss on meeting,—if Rebecca3 and the Fates permit!

Yours always truly,

T. Carlyle

I fear the horse is sold! We will speak of that too nevertheless—