October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


JWC TO [AMALIE BÖLTE] ; 20 March 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460320-JWC-AB-01; CL 20: 146-147


[20 March 1846]

My Dear

I was very sorry to have missed you yesterday—and only by ten minutes Helen said— Tomorrow I am going to Addiscombe for a month— I cannot ask you to come this evening for we are to dine at the Ashburtons' and the day is not looking as if it would permit me to call for you—besides that I find all my preparations still to make—

I would have answered your last note, if I had seen any probability of doing the least good by repeating the same thing over and over again—that is not my way—when I have once said my say I feel an absolute need of having done with it. I hope to find you in good humour and glad to see me when I return.

I had a letter from Mrs Buller at last two days ago—the postscript about yourself I will enclose that you may see she not only still remembers you but remembers you kindly; in spite of your indignation against her

Ever faithfully yours

Jane Carlyle

Friday morning