August 1843-March 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 17


TC TO [SAMUEL BROWN] ; 8 September 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430908-TC-SB-01; CL 17: 122-123


Kirkcaldy, 8 Septr, 1843—

My dear Sir,

I passed thro' Portobello, and repassed, on my Dunbar Expedition lately; but except vivid remembrance of you, and a sharp outlook for some miracle in my favour on the streets, could not be said to have any intercourse with you on those occasions. Ever since, I have been quiet here, indeed somewhat unwell, and highly indisposed for travelling. On Wednesday I am to take the Steamer at Dundee, and have myself conveyed home. It will be among my regrets if I go without having seen you; and yet I fear there is now but small chance of it.

Tomorrow I am to be in Edinr for certain hours, 2 o'clock p.m. and afterwards; my main station Mr Gordon's 29. Claremont Street, but subject to various uncertain excursions, and my time at all events extremely short: this fact I mention to you, as my all of possibilities; hardly hoping that it will yield fruit on such sudden warning.

Seeing you or not seeing, I shall heartily wish you all manner of true successes and prosperities; and leave your neighbourhood with many kind thoughts of you.

Yours with much sincerity

T. Carlyle