The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO MRS. WILLIAM JOHNSTONE ; 31 December 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18531231-TC-MWJ-01; CL 28: 370


Scotsbrig 31st December 1853

Dear Mrs. Johnstone,

The accompanying Book was once a gift of mine to my Mother, that is now gone, and I cannot bear to take it back with me in present circumstances. Perhaps it may be of some slight use to you, at some time, or other: and I will ask you to accept it of me in memory of the lasting regard, and gratitude I bear to you in which the Departed was taught to share. Please do not trouble yourself in making any answer. I am just departing for Chelsea and know not when I shall see Annandale again.

With blessings and good wishes in whatever part of God's Universe our respective places may be.

I remain always your affece friend

T. Carlyle