July 1836-December 1837

The Collected Letters, Volume 9


TC TO JOHN STUART MILL; 27 April 1837; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18370427-TC-JSM-01; CL 9:197-198.


Chelsea, Thursday [27 April 1837]—

My dear Mill,

I have this moment got the last Revise of that unblessed Book off my hands; and reckon myself to have now done with it forever more. The Bookseller has orders to send you the first copy he can get bound. I suppose you will get it at the India House one of these days. He, poor man, is in great trepidation, I think; I, like Attila Schmelzle, wait unbeschreiblich ruhig, “with unspeakable composure.”1—— There remain two days in which to prepare for that sublime Course of Lectures. The outcome of that is one of the chief mysteries of Fate in these weeks.

Your Books will revisit their shelves, so soon as I can find an hour to pack them. The Carrier I suppose must take them by instalments. It seems as if one horse could hardly draw them all, much less one box hold them. We shall see.

A new Guide Newspaper2 has come over to me from Hunt. Garnier who was here tells me it is by Cole and a company of you. Faustum sit [Good luck to it]! The Newspaper looks well enough.

I hope to see more of you and of all men, were these Lectures over.

Ever faithfully Your's, /

T. Carlyle