The Collected Letters, Volume 27


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE ; 4 September 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18520904-TC-JWC-01; CL 27: 265-266


[4 September 1852]

Yesterday I heard incidentally of a certain little Stanley, “son of Ld Stanley of Alderley” being here:1 I went to seek him; left a message since he was not at home; after tea he came,—the same little fellow that fed Nero at Alderley last year! I was quite drawn towards the little creature, and affected at sight of him: tell Blanche or his Mother, if you are writing, that he is well, and doing well; and seems a fine spirited little fellow, a favourite with everybody [. … ] promptitude; and feel as if I might bid you say it—as if you were still to be at Addiscombe!

Jack has great things in the wind, I do believe: God speed them. But, as you say, it may be doubted!— I think Summerhill the Dumfries Arcadia is to be sold (at least set up) on Wedy next):2—poor Jack after all.

“Frankfurt am Mayne, Poste Restante” will be a subsequent address Bonn is for an 8 days hence: I will remember Fuz's man at Dresden.—God bless you ever, dear little woman.

Yours /

T. Carlyle