The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO H. T. WAKE ; 11 November 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18531111-TC-HTW-01; CL 28: 307-308


5. Gt Cheyne Row, Chelsea / 11 Novr 1853—

Dear Sir,

On a candid survey, we like the former Sketch, on your own plan, decidedly better than any of these three done on mine. We will therefore stand by that,—with or without any changes you may introduce. Perhaps you can reduce it a little in size: the “No” at the bottom, tho' very cunningly introduced, may be left out or retained according to your own feeling.1

I am farther charged to say that if you could bring the thing in person,—say on Monday evening, 7 o'clock at tea, if you can get so far,2—it wd be all the welcomer. You need not write, except in the negative case; if we hear nothing from you, we shall expect you at that hour.

Believe me / Yours truly /

T. Carlyle