January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE ; 4 June 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450604-TC-MAC-01; CL 19: 73-74


Chelsea, Tuesday Evg, 4 june, 1845—

My dear Mother,—Here is a nice Letter from Alick; which I did not get today in time for executing Jack's Order about it,—however, I send it by the night's post, if not the day's, and calculate it will still be in time for you on Thursday. I never open my Letter-box till my forenoon's work is done. I then go out and ride [two?] hours,1—as I have done today; and have then an hour of sleepy idleness (as now) between dinner and tea. I have to go and get my hair cut this evening too, and therefore must not linger!—— Let us be thankful for such a Letter from Alick. You will send it on as directed; and from Scotsbrig they can return it.— You got my little Note?— We are all well. Ever your Affectionate

T. C.