1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO LADY SANDWICH; 21 September 1854; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18540921-TC-LS-01; CL 29: 152


Chelsea, 21 Septr 1854—

Dear Lady Sandwich,

I cannot find you at home;—I think I saw you today too, after I had called; but I was not in luck. I had a trifling message also to deliver, to this effect:

On Saturday Evg next at 9 o'clock,1 young Lord & Lady Goderich2 are to be here, they and no other at all. Now if it should so happen that you are disengaged for that Evening, and would come down to us—That is the message; which I now send on paper, appealing to your Ladyship's benevolence, which I know is always great.

There came a Letter from Lord Ashburton today: they are all busy; scouring over the mountains; My Lady fishing, very successfully, with an Otter;3 the men diligently stalking deer,—totally without success they; they have not yet hit once, in spite of what the Newspapers say.

We will look for you then on Saturday night, if the Fates are propitious?

I am always / Most Sincerely Yours

T. Carlyle