July-December 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 34


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE ; 15 August 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580815-TC-JAC-01; CL 34: 128


The Gill / Sunday morning 15 Augt (6½ a.m.) 1858—

Dear Brother,—After peremptory repressal of Foxton's shriek agt Newcastle, I took pity on the poor man's feelings, and in the end reversed that reversal; appointing that “Leith 21st 7 p.m.” was to be the point of departure! I am again sorry that I reversed (if I would allow myself); but some good will come of it too:—and surely, after such a beggarly forenoon as I passed upon the matter yesterday, there has been “sorrow” enough!

Your advice on the new phasis of matters (if all is not already advised) is now expected. Will there be any chance of finding you upon the Dock at Hamburg when we run in!— I have a chance down to Annan this morning;—& am unluckily afoot at this early hour; and so write quàm primùm [as soon as possible],—intending perhaps to creep into bed again.

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle

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