TC TO JOHN FORSTER; 12 March 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550312-TC-JF-01; CL 29: 270
TC TO JOHN FORSTER
Chelsea, 12 March 1855—
Here is the old rubbish of a Bristol Letter that I spoke of. If any Lord Nugent or other living Christian can take the least interest in it, I pray you let him be at once put in possession of it.1
I am full of gloom and dispiritment about these hideous Balaklava matters,2 and for plenty of other reasons,—the Genius of Chaos (or Anti Cosmos, at Balaklava and Chelsea too) having in general a considerable purchase upon me at present!— Let us stand to our work; and perhaps we shall wring his nose a little yet before we die.
Adieu, dear good Forster: I hope to try for you next Committee Meeting.5 Hide that old Letter, at any rate, out of my road.
Yours ever truly /