April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


TC TO CATHERINE MACREADY; 7 April 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490407-TC-CM-01; CL 24: 18


Addiscombe, 7 April, 1849—

Dear Mrs Macready,

There is nothing so judicious to be done as what you propose: pray do it, therefore; and, unless this Donnadieu volunteer to send me some Cromwell Letter which I have not, let the affair drop at this point.

I came walking out hither yesterday afternoon; one of the finest days I have ever seen, converting the whole country into a series of Canalettis or Claude-lorraines1 for me, as I stalked silently along: in time,—tho' I have not hitherto very greatly,—I may expect to profit by such an act of virtue.

Jane I found pretty well; all is very quiet here as yet, all is very vernal; and we are to return on Monday,—soon after which may we not hope to see you? Jane sends all manner of kind regards to you and every one

I remain always / Most truly Yours / T. Carlyle