The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO DAVID HOPE ; 25 September 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500925-TC-DH-01; CL 25: 231


Scotsbrig, 25th Sept., 1850.

Thanks, Dear Sir, for your prompt and copious intelligence about Iona: your letter came to hand just as I was setting out for Dumfries; for which reason I have been so long in replying and am so hasty now in doing it.

My decision at once was, that the thing would not do for this season: we will leave it standing for another, when happily I may be better provided with introductions & other furtherances and equipments. Thank your friend too for his kind commentary added to the Steamboat Bill. Grahame has just sent me a (very flimsy) little book upon Iona; which I will read out before calling on him to-night, as my scheme runs. The few days more permitted me in these parts I am now to spend with some friends in the Cumberland and Westmoreland region; whither I go the day after to-morrow. So adieu to poor old Scotland; adieu to you and all kind friends there, till, if Heaven be bountiful, we meet some other time!

Believe me / Yours always truly,

T. Carlyle.

David Hope, Esq.