The Collected Letters, Volume 25


JWC TO FANNY LEWALD ; 19 June 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500619-JWC-FLE-01; CL 25: 99-100


Wednesday evening [19? June 1850] / 5 Cheyne Row

My dear Miss Lewald

First of all let me compliment you on your English note, in which the most impertinent critic could detect only one blunder and a half. I answer immediately; but I fear this cannot reach you till tomorrow at midday—our Chelsea post being notoriously dilatory— Alas! I cannot accompany you tomorrow evening having a party to attend with my Husband: I should have preferred the pleasure you offer me expecting no pleasure at all where I am going, expecting in fact nothing but “virtues own reward,” (as english moralists have it) a sort of remuneration for ones efforts of duty, which I for one, have never got the slightest good of

I hope to see you soon here

Ever kindly yours /

Jane Carlyle