January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


TC TO JOHN STUART MILL ; 4 July 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450704-TC-JSM-01; CL 19: 91


Chelsea, Friday [4 July 1845]

Dear Mill,

I have had for a long time a Whitlocke of yours,1 which is now got much marked with Notes of mine, generally unintelligible to everybody else. I lately fell in with a nice clean Copy of the Book: if you have not some pretium affectionis [value based on affection] attached to your own (as is possible), I will give you this instead; and bring it up some evening to you.2

My hurry and confusion for these many months past have been extreme; but I hope to be thro' this present enterprize in some six weeks now;—and I sometimes think I shall then quit Cromwell and these Puritan Lumber-books for good.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle