October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO [W. K. BROWNE] ; 23 June 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460623-TC-WKB-01; CL 20: 214-215


Chelsea, 23 june, 1846—

My dear Sir,

Your Gold Coin arrived quite safe,1—and unexpected: all is now right.

Greathirst had asked £40 and £50 for the Horse: on reading your Note, which agrees with our experience here, I decided that we would not sell on those terms; that I had better take the animal into the country with me, have the good of him in the meanwhile, and dispose of him there. He is likely to get a ride in the railway to Liverpool, where a friend of mine is in want of such an article: I may have some good galloping along the sands there; and poor Bobus (so we name him), if he do not suit Lancashire either, may get across into Dumfriesshire, and rest there. I think he will bring more money at “the Rood-Fair” of Dumfries2 than the sum you mention;—or one of my Brothers may like him, as I really do.

This Thunder-shower has been an immense comfort to us all here, horse and man. No doubt you too in Bedfordshire rejoice in it.— I expect to see Fitzgerald again before I go, about the end of the month. The Lords will have done with their Bill one of these nights; and one distraction fewer will remain in this world!—

With my kind regards always / T. Carlyle