January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


TC TO W. K. BROWNE ; 28 August 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450828-TC-WKB-01; CL 19: 174-175


Chelsea, 28 Augt 1845—

Dear Sir,

The Groom will start from this place with the Horse on Monday Morning, and be at the Red Lion in Bedford, by the route you prescribe, early on Tuesday I suppose. If you will be so obliging as fulfil the kind outline you traced by Fitzgerald in this manner, I shall take it as a real favour done me.

Since I wrote to Fitzgerald there has a small accident befallen, which looks much uglier than it is: at York Gate in the Regent's Park one day, on perfectly plain road, and at a walking pace, the horse suddenly got upon his knees,—recovered again without difficulty, but was found to have broken the skin on one of them. The Groom calculated here on getting over it without any mark; recommends now “a slight blister” to be applied to the place. I will thank you very much if you will please to take a look at the thing, and order what is fit to be done,—if anything.—— I conclude the poor horse had trod upon a bit of sharp flint. I never rode a horse with sounder legs and feet.

Committing him to your beneficence, with many thanks,

I remain / Yours very truly

T. Carlyle