candlestick

1853


The Collected Letters, Volume 28


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JWC TO W. H. BROOKFIELD ; 2 December 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18531202-JWC-WHB-01; CL 28: 331-332


JWC TO W. H. BROOKFIELD

[2? December 1853]

My dear Mr. Brookfield,

I stand amazed before you, as in the presence of The Infinite! How you can “make wits” this weather! How you can so much as try it!

Oh, permit me at least to be stupid. All I desire of gods or men for the moment is just leave to be as stupid as I please.

In plain prose, then, we will be at this station at one o'clock on Monday,—“if all go well,” as Mr. C.'s phrase is, which means intrinsically, if Mr. C. do not contrive to be too late.

Hoping there may be no quarrelling or breaking of heads among us before we get back.

Yours faithfully,

JANE CARLYLE.