October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO VERNON LUSHINGTON ; 5 January 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570105-TC-VL-01; CL 32: 69


Chelsea, 5 jany, 1857—

Dear Sir,

My wife wishes much, in case you have nothing better to do, that you wd come to us Tomorrow (Tuesday) Evg, to meet some 3 (or perhaps only 2) agreeable persons whom she expects. As to the agreeable persons I can say nothing; but will add on my own score that the sight of you will, as always, be pleasant to me again. Come therefore, if you can manage it.

There is no Official duty this time; Cromwell vol I is in the hands of the Printer (a good way in reserve, as I suppose), and all going well there.1

Yours always truly T. Carlyle

(in haste, and with the most scandalous of pens).2