October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO HENRY LARKIN ; 1 May 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570501-TC-HL-01; CL 32: 138-139


Chelsea, Friday night— [1? May 1857]

Dear Sir,

I expected you last night; still more confidently tonight. I find I ought to have written.

Tonight the Printer has sent me Proofs of the Summaries and word that he wants (meaning, will soon want) vol i of Miscellanies. Please come to me tomorrow night if you possibly can. I will confidently expect you

The Summaries, on reading them over, I find to be extremely good; very careful, exact, and the phraseology ingenious and expressive. Hardly anything I shd think of changing. But there are two points that must be attended to: first, a page-no ‘(p. 10’1 or the like) introduced here and there: second, a more distinct method of punctuation. I think you can alter everything in the course of one day, after we have talked together: so I promise Robson you will take him back the Proofs on Monday morning.

By way of giving you time to understand a little what kind of connections I mean, I enclose you the first slip with some pencillings on it: whatsoever you find dark in that we can explain in our talk at night,—when you take the other two slips; and leave the vol i of Miscs if it be ready.

I am in boundless haste, and always

Yours sincerely obliged /

T. Carlyle