January-September 1856

The Collected Letters, Volume 31


TC TO LADY STANLEY ; 7 February 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18560207-TC-LST-01; CL 31: 25


Chelsea, 7 feby, 1856—

Dear Lady Stanley,

I need not say, “I would with much pleasure”; for that you already know, this long while past! But the sad fact is, I am so low and sickly I cannot go out to dine at all, in these weeks,—but have to sit mournful at home; up to the chin in old “Brandenburg rubbish,” unhappy that I am! I hope to get sight of you soon, some morning; and that you will drop a tear over me from those fine eyes.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle