January-September 1856

The Collected Letters, Volume 31


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 1 February 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18560201-TC-JF; CL 31: 20


Chelsea, Friday [1 February 1856]

Many thanks, my industrious unwearied Forster! That will do capitally—and all is right in the end.

I have altered one word with the pen (alteration indispensable); two pencil suggestions are dubious, optional,—especially the 2d; whh I almost believe you will do well to cut out still?1

Long life to you, dear F—and recommend me to Dickens; and thank him a hundred times for “The Circumlocution Office”;2 whh is priceless after its sort! We have laughed loud and long over it here; and laughter is by no means the supreme result in it.—Oh Heaven

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle