April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


JWC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG; 17 August 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490817-JWC-JN-01; CL 24: 196


Auchtertool / Friday [17 August 1849]

Dear Mr Neuberg

I am just on the point of leaving here, and must not drag about that poor other half of Lelia all over Scotland with me. I have been keeping it, that I might send a letter at the same time: but my wishes have not been presentiments of my powers latterly—even in the small matter of writing letters— Living in a large family together with the reaction of my Haddington moods have made me “too dull for anything” (as they say in Lancashire.

Well! perhaps my clouds will clear away when I get into motion again— Today I go to a Mr Fergus's where I expect my Husband to join me tomorrow—and after a day or two at Kircaldy we shall be more days in space—and I do not know where to bid you direct at present—even if I had a right to another letter—

I want to get home now—for I am tired of having nothing to rule over— Perhaps I shall go in ten days—but all is in the vague for the moment. I will write when I am settled anywhere and can tell you my address—love to Rosette Ever affectionately


Jane W Carlyle