July-December 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 34


JWC TO TC ; 21 July 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580721-JWC-TC-01; CL 34: 61


5 Cheyne Row Chelsea Wednesday [21 July 1858]

Oh my Dear! Excuse me! I “did intend”1 a long letter for you today—but I cant write just now— I will tell you why in the evening— This is just to keep you from being uneasy— I have “considered” (like the pipers Cow) a great deal about the inclosed2 and finally resolved to go!— Because I would certainly have gone on this invitation if you had not written—and it seemed a pity that your wish to serve me should produce the very opposite result!— So I have after a horrid tussle decided just as if you had not written to Miss Baring I spoke of “a few days” in my note— So she wont be frightened— and I can come away the instant I feel de trop—

I will write a long letter at night for tomorrow

Yours ever /

Jane Carlyle