The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO DELIA BACON ; 14 June 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530614-TC-DB-01; CL 28: 172


CHELSEA, 14 June, 1853.

MY DEAR MADAM,—Mr. Collier, it seems, does not habitually reside in Town at present;1 but comes from time to time. If you forward the inclosed Note to him, merely adjoining your own card with your address on it, I am given to expect he will appoint some day to call on you, and have some talk about the Shakspere affair. I do not know Mr. Collier; the writer of that Note is John Forster (Editor of the “Examiner,” &c., &c.), a friend of his and mine.2

Richard Monckton Milnes, of whom you may have heard, wishes to see your Paper on Shakspere which is now in my hands; if you give me permission, I will send it to him; not otherwise.

My Wife reports the finding of a beautiful Pockethandkerchief which was left by you here; she keeps it safe against your return to us,—not a distant date, as we hope. Any day at 3 P.M., (or most days), I am to be found here; my wife, on fine days, is not certain, I apprehend, after 1 P.M.; and very generally in the evenings we are quietly at home. Believe me, Dear Madam,

Yours very sincerely,