October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO “D. C. @.” [Mr. C?] ; 16 May 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570516-TC-DC-01; CL 32: 146

TC TO “D. C. @.” [Mr. C?]

“D. C. @” offers me in an ingenuous modest manner the Gift of a Book which is of mark in Literature, and Copies of which, as he is aware, are now probably rather dear in the Old-Book shops. For the offer I am grateful; and I will pleasantly remember it to “D. C. @.” 's account. But as for the Book, I have seen the Leviathan,1 and it is at any time accessible to me if I want to consult it again: so that I should grudge to take from my unknown friend a thing of money value, the value in other respects being already mine.

With many thanks

T. Carlyle

Chelsea, 16 May, 1857—