The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 1 November 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-185301-TC-JN-01; CL 28: 303-304


Chelsea, 1 Novr 1853—

Dear Neuberg,

This Letter of Eckermann's, under a cover with my address, and no explanation, arrived yesterday: and indeed I perceive, it was meant in an oblique manner that I chiefly should see the Document.—— I wrote to Marshall instantly that I could not beg for a man with £75 a-year in so cheap a place as Weimar. Before you answer poor Eckermann, we shall have some talk about it,—if indeed you answer him at all. Poor helpless soul!—

We are at home so far as I know every evening this week; tea at 7—suppose you come tomorrow at that hour, to give us a little of your news.

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle

P.S. It seems there is an American Gentlewoman a Miss Delia Bacon (who believes that Shakspeare, the man, is a mere myth; otherwise a very good & reasonable woman) coming on friday night; do you come that night, if you can.

Carpenters still noisy—Ach Gott!