The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO CHARLES KINGSLEY ; 5 March 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500305-TC-CK-01; CL 25: 40


Chelsea, 5 March, 1850—

My dear Sir,

Here is Chapman's Letter come at length.1 He did not answer at all till I, meeting him in the lanes on Sunday, again admonished him.

Your Ms.2 now, we may hope, will get such best examination as he can give it; the result of which (for he is a shrewd man in his trade) will not fail to throw light on the affair for you. If I can do anything more, fearlessly apply to me.— And remember always, “Festina lentè [Hasten slowly].”3 Alas, alas, I have to festinare citò [hasten quickly], at this stage of my course;—and can say no more except, come