JWC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG; 3 July 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490703-JWC-JN-01; CL 24: 94-95
JWC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG
[3 July 1849]
My dear Mr Neuberg
Had my Husband gone to you as he proposed for half a day, after seeing the steamer to Ireland; I must have given up my visit— A third following would have [been]1 too like a flight of wild geese!
Now, I take heart again and if you be still at home and disengaged, I will go to you on Monday next at the same hour my Brother in law went—and stay a whole day with you before I proceed to Rawdon I am dreadfully impatient to get away from London which I feel to be somehow poisoned for me this summer
—Having seen my Husband fairly off on Saturday, looking, I regret to say, much like a man going to the thirty years war,2 I set off myself with Lady Ashburton to Addiscombe where I remained till last night, and was all that time as well as the general run of women—but this morning again, in London, I rose quite sick, and as languid as a serpent trying to stand on its tail, up to nothing not even to eating my breakfast.
So I will make all haste to sort up my affairs and my plans—this note is measure the first— Do you think your Sister3 will be able to like me?—
Tuesday night / 5 Cheyne Row