candlestick

1851


The Collected Letters, Volume 26


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TC TO ARTHUR HELPS; 2 February 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18510202-TC-AH-01; CL 26: 33


TC TO ARTHUR HELPS

The Grange, 2 feby, 1851—

Dear Helps,

Do not look out for me tomorrow.1 I am so utterly cut up with want of sleep, want of &c—in fact with every “want” that figures among the chief requirements of a rational creature,—I feel the irresistible necessity of rushing straight homewards again, and struggling to refit myself a little there. Go in peace without me. You shall hear of me again by and by, even if you do not yourself write to me again. God help us all,—sorry crew that we are!

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle—