The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO EDWARD CHAPMAN ; 10 May 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500510-TC-EC-01; CL 25: 80-81


Chelsea, 10 May, 1850

Dear Sir,

I have now done No 6; and hasten to answer that the terms you have at last hit upon seem to me perfectly fair and clear, and are all that I require.1 So let us stand by them, and no more said.—I find it an excellent condition (for me too) that brevity is prescribed me under penalties! The sum you assign for corrections, I hope is sufficient—doubtless you suppose and judge it to be so; and clearly, for your own safety, you are entitled to fix a limit. Let that stand also; let all stand,—and now hands to work again!2

There is a Cromwell to Waterford by your first Irish Packet: if I cannot hit Robson's Boy with it (I always forget when he is [here]), will you send for it before any other Irish despatch leave you.— The enclosed is one of the Notes that came thro' you the other day. I conclude that the Irish [illegible word] in general is not very penetrable to you,—from Belfast I heard there are no Pamphlets offered or to be had. Perhaps said [illegible word] is not much worth penetrating and permeating?

Yours always truly, /

T. Carlyle

E. Chapman Esq