The Collected Letters, Volume 4


JWC TO THOMAS CHALMERS; 21 May 1827; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18270521-JWC-TCH-01; CL 4:e9.


[21 or 28 May 1827?]

My dear Sir,

Could you possibly come and see me during your stay in Edinr? I have changed my name and residence since we saw each other; but my heart is still the same, and I have still grateful recollections of your goodness. It would give me a true pleasure to welcome you to my own house, and my husband, too, would be quite glad to renew his acquaintance with you. Perhaps you will take breakfast with us some morning? I should be so sorry were you to take the trouble of coming, and find us out; as might readily enough happen in a forenoon. Do comply with my request if you can. I am always / respectfully and affectionately / yours / Jane Welsh Carlyle / Monday morning / 21 Comely Bank

Our breakfast hour is half past nine; and the walk hither from the town delightful.