1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG; 2 February 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550202-TC-JN-01; CL 29: 244-245


[2 February 1855]

Dear Neuberg,—Here is the Excerpt from “Mr Savage”:1 it seems the little kaiser had “scarlet stockings.”

Please do not forget to get me a large lot of this kind of Paper (but be very sure that it is this kind; for I was bit precisely that way in my last attempt),—I send you the Specimen as sample, by way of security.

Your writing on the other side has done its duty to me; I find the Hübner “Supplement”2 is of no real use but for bandboxes; the errors in it are so numerous that one can have confidence nowhere.

Here is a great Umwälzung [upheaval] going on (sick Patient turning to his other side): if it be true that Ld Derby has undertaken, we shall account him a man not destitute of what the Newspapers call “moral Courage.”3 Ready to do the “Operation of the Stone” if called upon!4

My Brother is come to Town; rather ill of cold. Perhaps the snow will not stop you on Sunday night?—Ever yours truly

T. Carlyle

Chelsea 2 feby 1855—