July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 27 August 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550827-TC-JN-01; CL 30: 43


Chelsea, 27 Augt, 1855

Dear Neuberg,

Todhunter, punctual gentn, sent me the Horse yesterday: I mounted; had a pleasant successful ride to Addiscombe, a perfectly silent 4 hours, among the silent leafy shades, Beuchot Voltaire volumes (the only useful editn of V.)1 and other beautiful conveniences of that place: my horse, refreshed with corn and grooming, then brought me home triumphantly thro' the evening sunlight,—a most active, wise excellent little Horse;—I took him to Till's in Manor street,2 with strict charges; am clear, for one thing, to keep this valuable little servant till you need him again. Either here or at Addiscombe,—most probably alternating between the two,—he shall be taken care of, and work (moderately) for his bread.

My Wife is off to Brighton this day, purely for a ride and shaking: I meant to accompany her; but was found asleep at the point of starting, and left carefully so. Coming down few minutes after, in the hope there had been no action, but only a wind-project as before, I found the House all solitary,—and am here all day; endeavouring to annihilate a little rubbish, if I could!3

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle