October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 10 April 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460410-TC-JWC-01; CL 20: 164-165


Friday past 2 p.m [10 April 1846]

I have done all the Appendix of vol i.—and must contrive new ways of proceeding with the remainder, as the Printed Text of that is not come yet. Happily there is little of it. O that I were done with it all;—that I were far away from this!

Horse is just coming; I cannot say that I rejoice in the prospect of such a ride! In fact I wish you were here to mount the carriage and take this beast off my hands. Yesterday I was near deciding to send him off straightway for sale, and never ride him more.

Portobello Letter came this morning,—I do not see from whom. Miss Grant's, for me, was last night: an energetic young Lady! You may remind Lady Harriet to ask the Countess Granville (it must be the younger Dalberg one that is meant), If she knows a Miss Grant?1

Very good Letter from Alick today; excellent one from your namesake little Jane,—which I will make them send back from Scotland for your reading.

I know not how or at what hour I can come tomorrow. Here is the horse, I think:—adieu, adieu!

T. C.

Did you sleep better? You will tell me by word of mouth.