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or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER 110. Nothing in the way of
printing, or nothing in the least considerable, had come from me
since 'Cromwell;' but much was fermenting in me, in very painful
ways, during four years of silence. Irish Repeal, Paraclete DEGREES
McHale, Irish Industrial Regiments, newspaper articles on such,
&c., &c., --trifling growls, words idly flung away. In the
fourth or third year especially, in the revolutionary 1848, matters
had got to a kind of boiling pitch with me, and I was becoming very
wretched for want of a voice. Much MS. was accumulating on me, with
which I did not know what in the world to do. Nigger question (end
of 1849) did get out, and the rest, vividly enough, as Latter-Day
Pamphlets (next spring) Meanwhile, all being dark and dumb, I had
decided on a six-weeks' visit to Ireland (Duffy, &c. much
pressing me). Record of the tour, written slapdash after my return,
is among the worthless MSS. here.1 Emerson had now left England
seven or eight months. To T. Carlyle, Post Office, Dublin.
Addiscombe, Sunday night, July 2, 1849. Well it is a consolation of
a sort that I cannot figure you more cold and lonely and
comfortless there at sea than myself has been on land, even amidst
' the splendid blan- dishments'of Addiscombe. When I could not
distinguish your white hat any longer I went home, and sat down to
cry a little; but Elizabeth put a stop to that by coming in
with--your plaid over her arm and expressing her surprise that
master hadn't taken it. The plaid forgotten, and the day so cold
For one frantic moment I was for running back to the pier, and
plunging into the water on my own basis, and swimming after you
with the plaid in my mouth; but a very little reflection turned me
from this course, and instead I proceeded to the kitchen, and
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