October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO ANNE BENSON PROCTER ; 19 May 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570519-TC-ABP-01; CL 32: 149-150


Chelsea, 19 May, 1857—

Dear Mrs Procter,

I need not say, I would right gladly if I could: for that is a fact already known to you. But, alas, I am in such a coil of troubles sorrows and travails at this time, I am forced,—till once a certain unblessed job of labour be got off my hands if it ever be got off,—to renounce Dining Enterprises altogether: I have gone out exactly two times within the last year, and in both cases heavy damages were levied in consequence.

Pity me;—and hope of me, if you still can.

Yours ever truly / T. Carlyle 1