April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


TC TO JOHN FORSTER; 28 November 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18491128-TC-JF-01; CL 24: 298-299


Chelsea, 28 Novr 1849

Dear Forster,—Why don't you send me the dissection of Philips, according to promise? I expected to have had it yesternight for a piece of my evening repast.— Do, if you please, without delay, address me by post a Copy of the last Examiner; Rowland Hill will carry it free; and I will faithfully return it by the same conveyance.1

Last night I read five old Chronicle Newspapers: on prostitute Needlewomen, Miners &c &c2—terrible proof to me once more that the Gospel according to Macculloch, with Paul Cobden's Epistles General to the Churches,3 and the sublime doctrine of Salvation by Freetrade with Nihilism and Laissez-fai[re] have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.4

God help us all!

Yours truly /

T. Carlyle