candlestick

April-December 1844


The Collected Letters, Volume 18


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TC TO HERBERT SPENCER ; 20 May 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440520-TC-HS-01; CL 18: 47-48


TC TO HERBERT SPENCER

Chelsea, 20 May, 1844.

Dear Sir—I have received your pamphlet, and hope to examine it with profit at my earliest leisure. There is something good and salutary in all utterances of men which recognize, in any way, the eternal nature of Right and Wrong. Would there were thousands and millions of such men in this world; each struggling towards ‘government’ of his own little world in that spirit!

With many thanks and good wishes,

Yours very truly,

T. CARLYLE.