April-December 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 18


TC TO KARL AUGUST VARNHAGEN VON ENSE ; 20 April 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440420-TC-KAVE-01; CL 18: 16


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / London, 20 April, 1844—

My dear Sir,

I am deeply in your debt, for Books and most friendly messages; I have had two Parcels both of which have come safe, and been duly welcomed and enjoyed. The Marshal Keith1 pleases me greatly, reminds me of the Schwerin and others thing2 I saw before. We have now got the entire set3 into our London Library, and even our young ladies are busy reading it.— Of all this I should have sent you notification long ago! Alas, I was waiting for some expected Autographs; I was waiting for this and for that— At length enters a young American friend4 just about setting off to Berlin: By him I on the sudden send you off Bulwer's New Book on Schiller, which has stood ready for you these several weeks; this with my love, and excuses,—my Letter shall follow, when the Autographs please to arrive. Here are three, of no value.

Get well in this beautiful weather; let us all get well, and be busy, and goo[d]5 to one another! In great haste / Ever truly yours

T. Carlyle

The “three autographs” are not, at the moment, discoverable!—