The Collected Letters, Volume 27


TC TO BERTHOLD AUERBACH ; 14 January 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18520114-TC-BA-01; CL 27: 13-14


Chelsea, 14 jany, 1852—

Dear Sir,

Yesternight I had the honour to receive a Copy of your new Book;1 for which kindness, please to accept from me many thanks. With my earliest leisure I mean to treat myself to the perusal of this Work, and thereby obtain a little more acquaintance with your way of thinking and deliberating, which has already its fair share of admirers in these parts.

It is probable the Athenaeum and the Leader will, of their own accord, proceed to review the Book;2 nor will I omit any opportunity that may occur of encouraging them in such a purpose: but I ought to add that, for many years past, I have no kind of concern with any review or newspaper; and indeed rather study to keep myself at a distance from that department of our affairs.

Wishing you real success in greater and greater measure,—or what be still better, strength to deserve real success,—I remain, with many thanks,

Yours very sincerely

T. Carlyle