The Collected Letters, Volume 27


JWC TO THOMAS CARLYLE ; 25 August 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18520825-JWC-TC-01; CL 27: 252


[25 August 1852]

Note the second—I am in a little better humour now after a walk to Darwins—where I saw [“] a man more miserable than myself”—for Darwin is in the slow agonies of removing

Having put my letter in the post office, I must take a new sheet to ask you for two deus ex machina [god from a machine] interventions for “the welfare of others” Would you write a little recommendation to Chapman for Saffi, who can get no trace of pupils and who wishes to try article writing—I mean Chapman of the Westminster— And, still more to ask: would you write a note to Parker for Mrs Sketchly who has a religious novel that might suit him—both these cases are worth a little help when it can be given with a few strokes of ones pen—

Nero's kind love



John goes up in his balloon tomorrow again