1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


JWC TO WILLIAM ALLINGHAM; 28 March 1854; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18540300-JWC-WA-01; CL 29: 53


5 Cheyne Row / Monday [March 1854]

Dear Mr Allingham

What, for your purpose, is worse than having no acquaintance with John Mill;1 we did once know him intimately, and he cut our acquaintance! For years and years we have “stood apart like rocks &c &c &c”2— (I forget the quotation in spite of reading it anew in every young Lady's thrilling novel)—So that it would no more suit us to send anyone to him than it would suit you to be sent by us!

I am heartily glad of the new view of your ailment. That at least is curable enough.3

Yours very truly

Jane Carlyle