The Collected Letters, Volume 4


TC TO WILLIAM TAIT; 22 December 1826; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18261222-TC-WT-01; CL 4:169-170.


21. Comley Bank, Friday [22 December 1826]

My Dear Sir,

Certain documents, technically called “Compliments of the season,” induce me to wish very much that you would have the kindness to settle with me for that German Romance of ours as soon as possible. True it is, till the work actually see the light I can make no demand on you: but at the same time, as I naturally enough calculated on having this sum in my possession several months ago, I hope you will not object to the arrangement now proposed; more especially as, the time for publication being at length fixed and near, a present settlement on equitable principles of allowance will not be difficult to manage.

I will call tomorrow, and endeavour to adjust matters with you. Meanwhile, believe me always

very truly yours, /

Thomas Carlyle—