August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE; 11 September 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460911-TC-JAC-01; CL 21:50.


[ca. 11 September 1846]

worn out; as it were, flung down, and hardly worth the picking up. The instant I can stir again, I will attend to your and other affairs; and especially write to you or to my Mother again.

If you please to send me those Dandelion medicaments, with directions how they are to be used, I will gladly give them a trial: it is possible they may be of some help to me; and certainly help in that kind were very desirable.1

Espinasse has missed his Sheffield affair: some “Socinian Preacher” was pre[ferred], tho' poor E. ran him hard to the last.2 He is [no]w going to continue with Ballantyne for a while, and see if he can learn the knack of writing in Newspapers.

Yesterday forenoon I spent, not quite unprofitably, in survey of Walter Macgregor's big Smithy of the Cyclops as I called it.3— Your kind Letter has lain waiting me for breakfast;—many thanks. I will add no more except to bid you (what you will try to do without bidding) be kind to my good and dear old Mother—ah me! Isabell[a] too has lost her Father.4 Kind af[fection] to you all. T. C.