candlestick

1853


The Collected Letters, Volume 28


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TC TO DELIA BACON ; 8 June 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530608-TC-DB-01; CL 28: 165-166


TC TO DELIA BACON

5 GT. CHEYNE ROW, CHELSEA, 8 June, 1853.

MY DEAR MADAM,—Will you kindly dispense with the ceremony of being called on (by sickly people, in this hot weather), and come to us on Friday evening to tea at 7. I will try to secure Mr. Spedding at the same time;1 and we will deliberate what is to be done in your Shakspere affair. A river steamer will bring you within a gunshot of us. You pronounce “Chainie” Row; and get out at Cadogan Pier, which is your first landing place in Chelsea.——Except Mrs. C. and the chance of Spedding, there will be nobody here.2

Yours very sincerely,

T. CARLYLE.