candlestick

January-October 1859


The Collected Letters, Volume 35


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TC TO JAMES JOHN GARTH WILKINSON ; 6 June 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590606-TC-JJGW-01; CL 35: 104


TC TO JAMES JOHN GARTH WILKINSON

June 6th, 1859.

MY DEAR SIR,—I am sorry to be cut off from attending you on this pleasant occasion.1 We are too weak here (especially the poor wife), and too busy (especially the other party, who is like to be swallowed and extinguished altogether with a job too heavy for him, and too hideous)—too weak and busy for going out at all, for many months past, even under the handiest circumstances.

I pray you offer my respects and congratulations to all the parties, old and young, concerned in this glad business, and believe me, yours sincerely,

T. CARLYLE.