October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO SAMUEL LAURENCE ; 31 October 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18451031-TC-SL-01; CL 20: 36-37


Chelsea, 31 Octr, 1845—

Dear Lawrence,

I have called twice at your house; find you “expected daily,” but not yet come. Whenever you do come, I wish you would proceed straightway to overhaul that Engraving of Cromwell: I saw a Proof of it the other day, in Heath's1 hands, which was not at all of a promising character! A most parboiled, meaningless object, and the features themselves incorrect. Your Sketch cannot resemble that. But the Sketch and the Plate2 are in some other hand than Heath's, who seemed to be only lending his name to the business;—and since that day I have taken cold, and am unable to go out upon the quest. If you be still in time, hasten to the rescue!

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle