August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


JWC TO JOHN FORSTER; 23 May 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470523-JWC-JF-01; CL 21:217-218.


[ca. 23 May 1847]

Thanks Dear Mr Forster—I will keep the ticket.1 Besides any pleasure I may get to myself; It is not unlikely that our Half-Sister2 may turn up before Wednesday—

I have not heard a word from any of the excited party3—but live in hourly expectation of seeing them back—

Meanwhile I drink a tumbler of cold water and take a short walk every morning before breakfast—a la Harriet Martineau—to strengthen my nerves for the worst.

Ever affectionately yours

Jane Carlyle4