July 1836-December 1837

The Collected Letters, Volume 9


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE [fragment]; February 1837; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18370200-TC-MAC-01; CL 9:131.


[?February 1837]

[First part of letter missing] which I am very thankful for[.] O dear Mother take care [words missing] [a]void sunset and sunrise in these bitter days. Clothe in flannel [words missing] and let us hope for summer.

Nobody says a word to me about Alick. What is becoming of his project, poor fellow? Many a time my thought flies towards him, inquiring. I can only send him my prayers, my heart's-wishes; no counsel have I except one, to call on God to help him, and to do manfully what God's hand seems to beckon. Let us all keep up our hearts. Better days, Better days! I never cease to say so, are coming.

Whether I have forgotten anything essential I know not, but I must end now. Till Jane get round, they must all be content with one stroke on their Newspapers. I trust and hope the two will come back again soon.

Jack's money I have [never?] been to seek yet. It is five miles off, and cuts[?] up a day. I will [words missing] only if there be anything for you to do in it. Farewell for this day my dear Mother! May Good be with you and in you, one and all.

Your affectionate /

T. Carlyle.