August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE; 7 September 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460907-TC-JWC-01; CL 21:44.


Dublin, Monday, 7 Septr [1846]

Dearest, Mr Duffy is down stairs waiting for me, and I have not time except for one half word,—a shade better than none at all.

The Postmaster of Drogheda is a scoundrel sluggard, whom we are going to complain of: not only had Duffy put in a Letter a few minutes before my arrival, but he was himself there on the outlook for me with Mitchell;1 and staid there waiting till yesterday afternoon, when on returning to Dundrum he found that I had come out there, and would call again at 5 o'clock! So it was accordingly we dined and had a pleasant evening, Mitchell and we two. Today he is come again; and I (after Conciliation Hall) am to go out and stay a couple of days with him;—a fine green quiet spot, where I shall be much better than here.— “Mrs Mansfield's Dundrum, Dublin”: but there is little chance of your being tempted to write. Liverpool, Uncle's, will be better.

I have heard from John; all well at Scotsbrig: nothing else but two Newspapers.2— God bless thee my own Jeannie. Ever thine

T. Carlyle