January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 30 August 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450830-TC-JWC-01; CL 19: 181-182


Chelsea Saturday / 30 Augt [1845]

Poor Goody—a Woman much given to sudden squalls of impatience! A sad loss to her and me:—but she is “not without” good qualities otherwise: poor Goody!—

I yesterday did send away my money; tried honestly for gloves, but had to give them up in Despair! I will have an assault next on Howell and James1 if they have such an article. I have also a pair of boots getting ready, I hope.— The tartan and the address of it is here, O foolish Goody. This morning I sent the Cooper's Boy with a Past and Present to Mr Greig,—as you will see. He is off “some time” today.2

I have got a likely youth to take the horse,—confound it! The botheration I have had with that animal, first and last, is great. And at the present time, I do believe I am the most bilious man in all England. Yesterday I felt far gone indeed: today a little better.—— I still aim steadily for Wednesday: but let us not be too cocksure. The groom may not find a coach at Bedford to be back of Tuesday (Fitz's Letter has Wednesday): or shall we leave him here for Nodes3 to settle with? Wednesday I hope still!— Good bye dear Jeannie. Proofsheets, 1000 &cs!

T. C.