July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 27 February 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480227-TC-JF-01; CL 22: 256


Chelsea 27 feby, 1848—

Dear Forster,—I am hors de combat for dinners (that is, have already got my full complement, and more), for this week, and for the next. But I am actually half-inclined to try my hand at a little thunder in the Examiner on French affairs; for the Event is indeed great, and ought to be affecting to all of us,—and didactic to the race of conscious and unconscious Humbugs on this side of the water too. By Wednesday morning you shall know if the said thunder is not to be.1 Meanwhile—silence, deep as death!

The way to see us is to come here any day, especially any evening, if you have an hour you can call your own.

In very great haste, a man waiting for me while I write,—

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle

Chelsea 27 feby, 1848—