October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO HENRY LARKIN ; 17 March 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570317-TC-HL-01; CL 32: 105


Chelsea, 17 March, 1857

Dear Sir,

I have no doubt you have done with those Biographies;1 nor are they yet wanted,—but they will be, infallibly, in four weeks hence, they and the sequel to them; which latter is still in nubibus [in the clouds], and begins to look dangerous to me!

I think it ought to be the Miscellanies,2 which will need some little shifting (I believe) in some of the outskirts (change of Appendix into Text &c), and especially will need Summary and Index well done.

Will you be so kind as consider practically what you could do, and what you would like to do, in that matter; then bring me the Sterling (so soon as ready) any evening; and let us decide something about that other matter. If you find yourself unequal or unenclined3 to the Miscellanies, I have another offer for that (unexceptionable, save that I shall have too much talk upon it; whh is a serious fault,—wool, and not cry,4 being the matter in quest!)—and in case of the worst, we can get plenty of other work to hold your helpful hand in use.5

Believe me / Yours sincerely /

T. Carlyle