August 1857-June 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 33


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 31 August 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570831-TC-JN-01; CL 33: 61


Chelsea, 31 Augt, 1857–

Dear Neuberg,

Here is some farther copiable rubbish; of the Hübner1 nature, this time. There is more of another sort, but that I have not done with. This is rather in haste (not in pressing haste), the printer2 rumbling on in a ponderous way at the heels of me. Last week I got nothing but 2 days to my writing3 Haystacks of confusion (in the shape of Proofsheets) came to me, which with this precious Inclosure now sent I only vanquised4 yesterday by candle-light, having omitted my ride.

Two Letters from Varnhagen since you went (my Wife has got them), in one of which he sends due regards to the “trefflichen [excellent] Neuberg.”—

Not to lose this week too, I must end all extraneous procedures whatsoever; and lock myself to the ignominious oar again.

Yours always truly / T. Carlyle

Mrs C. is expected in a week or so; day not yet named. Slightly better I hope; and at Haddington again, 16 miles on the road hither.