October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO MR CHAMBERS ; 23 May 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570523-TC-MRC-01; CL 32: 152


Chelsea, 23 May, 1857—

What puts “offending me” into your head? You are very far from having offended me; you have only to let matters stand as they are! As the Book was delivered by a private messenger, I concluded you knew it was safe: every minute of my time is occupied; and I write no Notes (tho’ it wd often be agreeable to write such) that can possibly be avoided.

I will keep the Book, since you have persisted in sending it; I shall not need it for an admonition to wish you right well, tho’ it surely may serve in that capacity among others.

With many thanks and good wishes I remain always

Yours sincerely /

T. Carlyle

To Mr Chambers