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Letter from Thomas Carlyle to George Frederic Watts, dated 1 July 1868, regarding sitting to the artist.


Chelsea, 1 July, 1868

Dear Sir,
Unexpectedly I find I shall have to go to Scotland in about 10 days, and (illegible) there I know not yet how long.

If you do want me again, therefore, let it be within that time, fairly within. I am anxious to neglect nothing for perfection of our mutual enterprise, in which I see




in you such excellent desire after excellence; and shall be ready, within the prescribed limits and terms, anytime at a day's notice.

Yours always truly,
T. Carlyle

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