August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


TC TO FREDERICK DENISON MAURICE; 8 January 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470108-TC-FDM-01; CL 21:129.


Chelsea. / 8 jany 1847

Dear Maurice

Many thanks for your Book.1 I have read it over with attention; I may say too, with real pleasure and instruction. The first five Lectures are altogether according to my own heart: if in the three others I can get less anchorage (which you will not be surprised at) and find myself in an obscurer element; here too I land from time to time on beautiful little islands of Candour, of manful pious truth, and can very profitably pause there.2 Undoubtedly the Book seems to me to mark a new epoch in this department of speculation3

Are you never coming more to see me?

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle