August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


TC TO JOHN RICHARDSON; 31 January 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470131-TC-JRI-01; CL 21:150-151.


Bay House, Alverstoke, Gosport, 31 jany, 1847—

Dear Mr Richardson,

I would with great pleasure attend you again; but we are still here, in our friendly Castle of Indolence,1 a place very favourable to poor invalid Townspeople at this season; and are not to be home again till some as yet unspecified day,—after the 12th, as I apprehend.

I will report myself shortly after my return; and hope to find you all well, and to say that your new friend, my Wife, also is well. We have sometimes beautiful, and always at least cleanly weather here; and are much to be envied by you poor Children of the Fog!

With many kind regards to the Young Ladies,2 Dear Mr Richardson

Yours most truly /

T. Carlyle—