1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO JOHN FORSTER; 29 November 1854; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18541129-TC-JF-01; CL 29: 208-209


Chelsea, Wednesday 29 Novr 1854

Dear Forster,

I am delighted to hear of the Dickens element:1 Saturday, then, let that stand instead of Thursday;—I shall hope withal to have this vile cold a little better in subjection before then.

The pressure of grate-smiths, carpenters &c is still strong upon me: on the whole, I am definable as “an unhappy man” in these days that are passing. Foiled in all “work,” too;—but we must not yield to the Devil!

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle