April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 6 July 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480706-TC-JF-03; CL 23: 64-65


[6 July 1848]

Dear Forster,—Emerson is at Cambridge today with Tom Taylor; that is why he has not answered.1 We go off tomorrow at 11 o'clock; do not return till Sunday night at soonest; and then, as to meeting,—alas, E. has to quit London, for good, by some evening train Northwards on Monday Evg: so that I fear there is no possibility in that direction.

Thank you for “the Hut”; thanks too for Masson.2 I wish very much to have some speech with you myself soon: Paper-masses are again accumulating round me; and the Times, I fear, will not do at all.3 In fact the Paper-masses themselves will not do (the more is my sorrow, to say it!) for anything but the fire, I apprehend! More fighting, a good deal yet, awaits me there.— — My Wife returns innumerable thanks for the Tickets;4 which she knows a right good way of using with some Country friend tomorrow.

So wish me Good journey; and notify your care of me speedily after my return.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle