TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 18 September 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440918-TC-JWC-01; CL 18: 213
TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE
The Grange, Wednesday 18 Septr, 1844—
Thanks, Dearest, for thy merry little Note, which with its enclosures lay waiting me in the hall again this morning. An industrious Goody; not without talent of various kinds!— — Baring is not here at present, or I would certainly gratify him by your compliments. I read your account of Jenkin's Hen to Lady Harriet and Buller (with reservations), the former of whom was greatly amused by it.
Mackintosh is coming to dine with us today: we did not get our visit made out till yesterday after all; the worthy old Lord and I went, found the American Brother there too,1—were extremely agreeable: particulars of our visit when I come home.
For in fact I am coming tomorrow;—and therefore why should I write another word? Tomorrow, at some convenient hour; I do not yet fix which; for our weather has grown rainy, and I would choose a dry hour to get across to the Station: besides, as I believe these good people will again send me in some vehicle of theirs, they ought to have a word in it! There are trains all day: the earliest would bring me about 3 (leaving our Station here at 12), and there are others all the way to a quarter past 9. The likeliest is, I shall come by some train about dinner time: have your dinner at 4½, and do not mind me farther if I am not there. At 4 I should say is one of the likeliest: but why should I predict at all? Leave me loose on the wet day;—and so adieu Dearest, for a short