October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 30 March 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460330-TC-JWC-01; CL 20: 155-156


[30-31 March 1846]

Safe arrived, dear Goody:—did you find the road back? You are a considerable fool!—

I suppose your time on Wednesday will suit the little Duke;—if otherwise, you had better instantly write to him at that place in Brook Street; which I cannot read the name of: the No is “45”; and it is a “Hôtel.”1— — Poor little Duke! He begins always anew where we left him,2 like the people in Sleeping Beauty.— — O my Goody, let us be good always,—and get a little sleep if we can! On wedny,—there is to be ‘soup’ for you.

T. C.

Espinasse called last night,—poor creature. No employment from Fuz, at least none certain; who however was very kind.3— — Walked up to Darwin's, for a walk: Darwin out. Home, and “annihilated some rubbish.” Got a fair sleep; have annihilated more today: hope to have almost done with the Text of this Book before you leave me again!

At what hour will the Lady bring you? We shall see!— The weather is beautiful again— Would you not like to stay till Saturday; then I could bring you out by the Steamboat and rail, with really no trouble at all, if you can walk from Croydon? How shall it be? What are thy own likings,—O thou of little faith!4

Buller's Party weighs heavy on me: deadly Courances5 on the back of that. Gehab' Dich wohl [Farewell] my own Goody always.

T. C.

Do not forget to bring back the French Letter.6