April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO SAMUEL LAURENCE ; 19 June 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480619-TC-SL-01; CL 23: 54


Chelsea, 19 june, 1848—

Dear Laurence,

Any friend of yours is welcome to me along with you, at any time.1 I shd even like Geldert for his own sake, if he did not require such a frightful expenditure of breath for talking with him! But he is a good man; and cannot help being deafish. By all means bring him if he want to come— — Does Thornton Hunt never think of attending you on a charitable expedition hither?2 He is well liked here; his last appearance was decidedly successful, as we remember it.

Lynch has sent me the two Prints; no mortal knows of the existence of his Print here, or he might sell a good many;—but perhaps it is better so, for the thing is dreadfully ugly, after all!

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle