The Collected Letters, Volume 27


JWC TO [PENELOPE SKETCHLEY] ; 10 October 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18521010-JWC-PS-01; CL 27: 332


5 Cheyne Row / Sunday [10 October 1852]

My Dear—it is impossible—quite—to go after sitting for my picture, or sitting on any principle just now—with such a lot of all work to do, and the prospect of Mr C coming home before the earthquake has vented itself!—that it was of his own raising in the first instance wont prevent his being desperately angry at the existing state of things— By Friday the long ladders will be gone—and then I go—for ten days to the Grange—and on Wednesday night I have a great dinner at Kensington and must have my velvet gown So pray give it to the bearer and my only collar— She has not time to go for it on a week day— I hope to hear your cold is better.

Yours truly /

Jane W Carlyle