January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


TC TO [FREDERICK OLDFIELD WARD?] ; 16 February 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450216-TC-FOWA-01; CL 19: 36-37


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea 16 feby, 1845—

Dear Sir,

God knows I would gladly do whatever lay in my power in such a case as you describe! Especially for a man like Mr Hood; whom, tho' I never had the pleasure of seeing him, I have long known and held in honour.

But, alas, in this matter of the Magazine, I fear my faculty is almost nothing. I am held busy in far other regions; out of health too, out of spirits; equal, I doubt, to mere nobody for the work in question! I will