July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 11 September 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470911-TC-JWC-01; CL 22: 60-61


Scotsbrig Saturday [11 September 1847]

My little Dear,—There is nothing but irregularity of Posts here, since the railway took to running,—or rather took to threatening to run:1 so I know not positively whether this will hit you on Monday morning or not; but I send it as the most I can do. And, having but two minutes till Jamie go, I must be brief!

All is well, if you are well. I got here in the hollow midnight between Thursday and Friday, thro' wet walking at last, and found all asleep. I have done little ever since but sleep; and drink milk in various forms. I will write you farther tomorrow.— Write me. Did you get home “on Friday,” last night; and find my bit Note I had sent from Geraldine's?— Tell John, and know for yourself that they are all well here. My Mother regrets many times every day that you could not come with me; sends also her best love, and thanks on thanks for the shawl. Adieu; Jamie is cracking his whip.

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle

Paper that travelled in the hatcase!2