The Collected Letters, Volume 2


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE; 24 January 1822; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18220100-TC-MAC-01; CL 2:22-23.


[January 1822]

My dear Mother,

I surely meant to write you; but the hour is come, and I absolutely have not one moment of time. I entreat you to excuse me—

I will certainly reply to your letter: I am gratified by itself, and by the news which it brings. I am thankful that you enjoy some measure of health— O! be careful of it. I am getting better gradually I think. The air is very good here; I have a good room, and an excellent landlady.

Sandy knows almost all that I know about the Tutorship, 1 which has cast up. I shall be able to tell you more about it next time. Most probably I will write to some of you by the post—before the carrier comes back. Write to me by him any way.— Many thanks for the cakes and eggs: the last were hardly done.

Give my love to my Father, and all my brothers and sisters, great and small. I am ever,

My dear Mother, / Your affecte Son, /

Thos Carlyle.