April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 19 April 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480419-TC-JF-01; CL 23: 20-21


[ca. 19 April 1848]

Dear Forster,—I considerably enjoyed the adventure of yesterday: don't mind it a whit! I got into an admirable chophouse directly in those foreign regions, and by the barbarous people was kindly entreated, and had my humble necessities supplied;—chuckling in my sleeve at the “despair” of N° 58;1 and partly guessing how the matter was!— Returning home, thro' complicated Lanes, I furthermore picked up an exquisite Cicero's Epistolae Familiares,2 dog-cheap, and came along with it rejoicing.

Thanks for the Hervey, scandalous Croker tho' it be.3 As to Thursday— Yes, and no mistake (if we can help it!): ask Emerson too, if you like: the hour, unless you say otherwise, 5.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle