July 1836-December 1837

The Collected Letters, Volume 9


TC TO JOHN STUART MILL; 8 December 1837; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18371208-TC-JSM-01; CL 9:363.


Chelsea, Friday [8 December 1837]—

My dear Mill,

Yes[ter]day I gave Robertson the thing on Scott: very bad. I never was so confused, deaf, stupid, and entirely desirous to hold my peace.

Perhaps you can get me this other Roman Letter franked? The American Letter you must give to Friend Grant;1 who will go over with it to the proper American Coffeehouse.2 You or he will also be obliged to advance twopence for me (payable long after date) on account of it. Obliging young men, as you are.

I was sorry the Theatre had taken me out that night. Perhaps you will come back before long.

This Emerson proves to be a very notable man. There is an “Oration” of his come over, which you will read with astonishment. I have no copy for myself yet; but you are one that should read it.

Ever faithfully, /

T. Carlyle.