The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO N. I. DENISON ; 17 July 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500717-TC-NID-01; CL 25: 117-118


Chelsea, 17 july, 1850—

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your Pamphlet;1 thanks for your friendly vote on my behalf. The hope that there are, on the part of silent men of sense here and there, such votes in one's favour, has to compensate for much other voting which is more audible and nearer hand, but not of much moment, and perhaps indeed of none at all.

I agree with everything you say about the Currency, and the mad Currency-doctors; who seem to me, in these times, a real weariness of the flesh. One's hope and comfort is, that the Devil will take them all to himself before long!— I am sorry not to see any vestige hitherto of a successor to Peel; whose death, at this precise juncture, looms out upon me as one of the most signal national calamities. But the Upper Powers, I suppose, must know better than we!

Believe me / Yours with thanks & regards,

T. Carlyle

N. I. Denison Esq