July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO J. W. PARKER ; 25 January 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480125-TC-JWP-01; CL 22: 232


Chelsea, 25 jany, 1848—

Dear Sir,—I have been in the Country; I only returned yesterday. The Sterling Book had arrived here, and been sent on its travels after me, from which I hope soon to recover it; The Kingsley one has not yet come to hand, but of course is coming: many thanks to you for both.1— Captain Sterling, I hear, is much disappointed that the Archdeacon2 has not sent him a Copy, which doubtless is some oversight merely: if I might farther suggest, I think it would be handsome and proper to send Emerson the American an Editor's or Publisher's copy; he is here just now (address. “2. Fenny street, Higher Broughton, Manchester”), and was a valued friend and correspondent of the Deceased.

Fraser's Magazine would of course be the natural vehicle, if I had anything farther to say on those Squire Letters: but I have not; indeed I consider the whole controversy as one of the idlest and foolishest that has agitated the long ears of the Public for a great while past;—and for my own part, do not care a pin's value how the Asinine intellect may decide it for itself.

Believe me / Dear Sir / Yours with many thanks / T. Carlyle