News of family and friends, Harriet Martineau's soirée; funds deposited for him.
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My dear Charley,
We want to hear from you again, to tell us how you are going on, and whether you have
settled yourself comfortably by this time.— I suppose you received the Box all
safe.— We have been living as quiet as mice lately,—and I hope you
also have at last begun to be really quiet, which I know is what you most wish
for.— It is so horridly cold, that one is nearly frozen up by it, and you must
long for your Patagonian Dresses again.— Erasmus wrote us an account that Miss
Martineau's soirée turned out most brilliant;—the principal Lions
I think Caroline wrote last to you; did she tell you what a capital Concert we had at
the Theatre here— How I wish you had been at it, for I am sure you would have
liked it. Caradori's singing was beautiful, but the best
performer was Ole Bull on the Violin, who I think very superior
to Paganini; I met young Corfield there, and he told me to tell
you that the M
I was at Woodhouse, about ten days ago, for an Ellesmere Ball, and met Fanny Biddulph
You will envy me, when you hear that I brought back your Beauty, Miss Boughey with me in the Phaeton, to Bicton.— Mr Smythe was at Woodhouse also, who is supposed to be desperately in love with her, but I did not see much signs of it.—
Goodbye, dear Charley— Pray write to us, as we long to hear from you. Yrs ever, Catherine.—
Papa will place to your account next week, 1
- f1 336.f1Thomas Carlyle wrote no articles on German literature after 1832 for Foreign Quarterly Review. Hannibal Evans Lloyd reviewed German books and John Stuart Blackie wrote some articles on German literature. Blackie was a Carlyle disciple and his style was similar; since all contributions were unsigned, his articles may have been mistaken for Carlyle's. (See DNB and Wellesley Index vol. 2.)
- f2 336.f2William Empson.
- f3 336.f3Maria Caradori-Allan.
- f4 336.f4Ole Borneman Bull.
- f5 336.f5Probably William Corfield.
- f6 336.f6Anastasia Elizabeth Boughey married Edward Joseph Smythe Jr in 1840.