July-December 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 34


JWC TO HENRY LARKIN ; 26 September 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580926-JWC-HL-01; CL 34: 204


Thornhill. Sunday [26 September 1858]

Thanks! dear Mr Larkin. One thing more do for me on this occasion! Meet me at Euston Square on Wednesday night—and persuade Mr C to not meet me! The very sight and sound of a Train throws him into such a flurry!—and he has had too much of it lately.

In this view, I have not told him the hour I shall arrive at— Indeed I don't know it myself! But you can find it in Bradshaw if I merely tell you I shall return by the same train that took me away. “Velocity” being a much more important consideration than “economy” in my present delicate health. Oh sacred Heaven! I wonder how it is with Charlotte?

I leave here tomorrow, but stay over tuesday at that same Gill where Mr C was so long—

I feel horribly frightened at the journey—tho' I stood it so well in coming—

Your watch1 says it will be so happy to get back amongst known faces—(watch-faces, of course)— I have never neglected to wind it up but once—the night I had those horrid cramps—

Yours in haste / Affly /

Jane Carlyle