candlestick

April-December 1844


The Collected Letters, Volume 18


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TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY ; 12 April 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440412-TC-HMS-01; CL 18: 10


TC TO HENRIETTA MARIA STANLEY

Chelsea, 12 April, 1844—

My dear Mrs Stanley,

I grieve to say it is impossible! We are not equal to above one dinner in the fortnight here; and one already engaged for meets, like a perverse dinner as it is, this of yours directly in the eye.

So did the foolish Fisherman, accidentally throwing a stone, knock out the eye of a Genie's son, invisible at the moment.1

With real regret

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle.