1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


JWC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG; 21 May 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550521-JWC-JN-01; CL 29: 316


Monday [21 May 1855]

Dear Mr Neuberg

My gratitude to you last night was unspeakable! as was my distraction with all these unusual men—under the circumstances. If it hadn't been for the help you gave me and the consciousness of a certain sympathy in your human breast I think I should have locked myself into the pantry when I had to go and seek up new things—and not come out till the house was silent. Ah did you see what happened to the milk? I left what the milkpot couldnt hold in the pan beside the no fire—and my attention being roused by an extraordinary lapping I looked and saw—that Nero had licked it all up!!

I suppose you are not coming today as it is now near two o'clock— So when you come will you bring me one of those Ireland newspapers with Reichenbach's article1—if you have not destroyed them all

The poor man I find by his last letter has never received the one I sent to America—and so has not yet been consoled by seeing himself printed in English—and he is just the man, unfortunately, for whom nothing but seeing is believing

Yours affecly / Jane Carlyle