January-September 1856

The Collected Letters, Volume 31


TC TO [J. W. PARKER] ; 31 January 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18560131-TC-JWP-01; CL 31: 19


Chelsea, 31 jany 1856

Dear Sir,

Please read the inclosed Note, and then burn it.

This Mr Horrocks, whose Ms. you seem to be about receiving, is one of two or perhaps three English Brothers who usually reside at Weimar, and busy themselves with various speculative matters.1 This one, whom I remember to have seen once here (and that is all our direct acquaintance) appeared to me a sharp kind of young man, probably with considerable activity of intellect, perhaps with rather beyond the average of reading found among Magazine Contributors (perhaps also not, for how do I know?),—and to be of a brisk, decisive nature. For the rest, they are all perfectly respectable people, in every sense of that word.— This is all I can say.

I know not whether you will think his Ms. worth the careful examination he wants for it; but if you are not very busy, it might be worth while. I have no light to advise you, one way or the other; nor is any interest of mine (except as above) involved in the decision.

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