TC AND JWC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE ; 17 October 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18501017-TCJWC-JAC-01; CL 25: 260-261
TC AND JWC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE
The Grange, 17 Octr / 1850—
Dear Brother,—I got your Letter duly here, and am much obliged by your punctuality, and glad of all your news.— We have beautiful weather here, and I over and above have a good horse on which I diligently ride:—this indeed is about the sum of my blessings; for the late hours, the flutter and the glitter, the &c &c do not suit me at all, and I sleep badly rather than well, and grow daily more bilious. Jane seems to take with the matter a little better; I think her looking decidedly clearer and stronger than before I left Chelsea. We have Kinglake, Brookfield, a Sir Augustus Clifford, an Admiral Montague, &c;1 all very well:—but we are to be off at any rate the day after tomorrow,—Saturday first; home that night, where a new Servant awaits us for the following Monday, and the old one is disposed of. I shall be very glad to be home to a little quiet again:—and, among other things, I will there write to some of you soon; for, at present, in the middle of a talking drawing room (horses just coming out for some empty expedition or other, I need not continue “writing”!— Give my love to my dear Mother; my blessings to her and all of you. I am very glad to hear that Jamie has all his corn safe under thatch. Hereabouts all that affair is long since over, and beautiful herds (40 or 50 in a lot) of “black round pigs” are alone to be seen on the stubble.— — Jane sends her kind regards to my Mother & you all.
Ever your affecte Brother
My view of the matter is that he finds his present quarters extremely agreeable—and is pretty well in health—and for me—he knows little about how I am or how I like it