TC TO WALTER SCOTT; 23 May 1828; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18280523-TC-SWS-01; CL 4:375.
TC TO WALTER SCOTT
24. Moray Place,1 23d May .
About six weeks ago, I had the honour to write to you, announcing the arrival of a small present from the Poet Goethe, and transcribing for your perusal his compliments and thanks for the Life of Napoleon. I wished and purposed, as my orders bore, to hand you that present; but receiving no reply, I must now be content to forego such pleasure. Mr Jeffrey takes charge of delivering these medals; and next time I write to Weimar, I hope I may be able to say that you have received them safely.
Meanwhile, with much respect I have the honour to be,
Sir, / Your obedt and obliged Servt, /