January-October 1859

The Collected Letters, Volume 35


TC TO LADY SANDWICH ; 17 May 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590517-TC-LS-01; CL 35: 95


Chelsea, 17 May, 1859—

Dear Lady Sandwich,

Contrary to what I said, the other day, in answer to your benevolent question about madeira, I now privately discover that the “exquisite” sort in use for a certain Weak Creature's Zambiano,1 IS actually running low! I therefore permit your Ladyship the luxury (such you esteem it) there contemplated:—to the extent of Two Bottles, not more!—

We are still rather low here; and weak against the weather; as, we fear, your case too is. But the wind is now evidently coming round to west; and that will be a great benefit to all the Thinskinned.

In very great haste

Your ever faithful /

T. Carlyle