July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 15 November 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18551115-TC-JF-01; CL 30: 117


Dear Forster,—Here is the Grote Permit.1 What on earth do they mean by our sending them a Book? Or is that the etiquette?— Any way I suppose you will have to transmit them some suitable sixpence or shilling's worth of ruled paper,—the Post will carry it for a couple of stamps, if poor Henry2 (as I fear) is still on the sick-list.

I got 5/6 yesterday (in stamps and one shilling of it silver) from a poor weaver in Llanidloes, on the slope of Plinlimmon, whose poor Letter,3 you shall see when we meet. No more money, nor news of any kind.— My haste is great (waked too long, then slept too long!)— Adieu dear F.

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle

Chelsea, 15 Novr [1855]