October 1831-September 1833

The Collected Letters, Volume 6


TC TO WILLIAM TAIT; 5 February 1832; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18320205-TC-WT-01; CL 6:115.


4. Ampton Street, 5th February / 1832—

My Dear Sir,

Since you will venture on the great Enterprize of Magazining,1 what can I do but heartily wish you good speed.

Having an opportunity today, I write to warn you (in case it should be of consequence) that my hands are quite full and over-flowing at present; so that for some time, nothing I fear is to be expected of me. You shall hear of me when I have any freedom: indeed I still hope to see you, tho' now not till April or May. We leave this, for Dumfriesshire, in March.

Again wishing you good fortune; above all, good courage, and a clear free heart,

I remain, / My Dear Sir, / Sincerely Your's [Thomas Carlyle]2