1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO JOHN FORSTER; 1 June 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550601-TC-JF-01; CL 29: 321-322


[1 June 1855]

Thanks, dear Forster.— Alas, no, I must not for Tuesday night!1 It wd make me ill for a week, in the state I am in: Have a care, have a care! is the one rule for me at present.

I hope to give you some account of the Palmerston-Granville symptoms some day next week, or soon.

If Alfred2 do come to you, remind him that there is an old inhabitant living here, whom he ought not to have been so long without seeing.

I have been boring and digging all day thro' “Brandenburg sand” and shot-rubbish,—properly for nothing at all, too, or next-door to that;—and am fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils,3 in spite of my usual gayety of temper!—

In haste / Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle

Chelsea 1 june (more like Decr)