April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


TC TO JOHN FORSTER; 28 October 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18491028-TC-JF-01; CL 24: 274


Chelsea, 28 Octr, 1849

Dear Forster,—I dare say you can enlighten me about “the Solitary and other Poems by Mr Whitehead,” of which Book I have received a Subscribers' Copy, but without notice of either what the Subscription is, or where it is to be paid.1 Pray enlighten me soon on those two points; I had nearly quite lost sight of the Book and the debt altogether, when yesterday a “Bernard Barton” came to hand, and beneficiently filliped me.2

You arrived that Sunday, didn't you; and found the interview beneficial on both sides?—

Your abstruse friend /

T. Carlyle