October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


JWC TO ANNA BROWNELL JAMESON ; 17 June 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460617-JWC-ABJ-01; CL 20: 208-209


Tuesday / 17 June [1846]

Dear Mrs Jameson

It was not want of common sense that put me on calling for you at that hour the other evening—I knew it was an unlikely hour for finding you— but I absolutely cannot move during the heat of the day and I thought it just possible you might be going somewhere to a late dinner and not yet gone. I have been feeling all these days as Darley described himself under the heat of Munich “like a serpent trying to stand on its tail”!1

But that is nothing to the purpose—the purpose is will you come here to breakfast tomorrow-week that is Wednesday of next week. at half after ten? Hahn Hahn has promised to come and another Lady whom I should like you to meet2——

I “am enthusiast of” Hahn Hahn (as Mazzini would say)—which is a great comfort to me having long been enthusiast of her books—I do not know a greater vexation in a small way than to find a woman whom one has sympathised with in print turn out antipathetic in the flesh——

Ever affectionately / yours

Jane Carlyle