January-October 1859

The Collected Letters, Volume 35


TC TO LADY CHATTERTON ; 1 March 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590301-TC-LCH-01; CL 35: 46


Chelsea, 1 March, 1859—

My dear Madam,

You are very good; and it would give me great pleasure to come and pay my respects to you,1—which I hope will one day be my fortune. But at present, and for the last two years,—owing to excess of occupation, weak health, and other causes,—I am totally cut off from such recreations; and for many months to come I have nothing to look for but grim seclusion, and an employment analogous to beating of hemp, with a whip swung over one!—

I crave your pity; and remain / Very sincerely yours

T. Carlyle