Thomas Carlyle: The Man and His Books : Illustrated by Personal Reminiscences, Table-talk, and Anecdotes of Himself and His Friends

M. Japp and Company, 1881 - 402 pagina's

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Pagina 150 - Truths, fell mysteriously over my soul. Sweeter than Dayspring to the Shipwrecked in Nova Zembla; ah, like the mother's voice to her little child that strays bewildered, weeping, in unknown tumults; like soft streamings of celestial music to my too-exasperated heart, came that Evangel. The Universe is not dead and demoniacal, a charnel-house with spectres; but godlike, and my Father's!
Pagina 233 - Christ died on the tree ; that built Dunscore kirk yonder; that brought you and me together. Time has only a relative existence.
Pagina 143 - I found the house amid desolate heathery hills, where the lonely scholar nourished his mighty heart. Carlyle was a man from his youth, an author who did not need to hide from his readers, and as absolute a man of the world, unknown and exiled on that hillfarm, as if holding on his own terms what is best in London.
Pagina 180 - It has been one of my hopes to add something to the popular and picturesque means of understanding that terrible time, though no one can hope to add anything to the philosophy of Mr. CARLYLE'S wonderful book.
Pagina 37 - The Hinterschlag Professors knew syntax enough; and of the human soul thus much: that it had a faculty called Memory, and could be acted-on through the muscular integument by appliance of birchrods.
Pagina 328 - The older I grow — and I now stand upon the brink of eternity — the more comes back to me the sentence in the Catechism which I learned when a child, and the fuller and deeper its meaning becomes, ' What is the chief end of man? — To glorify God, and enjoy Him for ever.
Pagina 176 - Carlyle, indeed, is arrogant and overbearing, but in his arrogance there is no littleness, no self-love. It is the heroic arrogance of some old Scandinavian conqueror ; it is his nature, and the untamable impulse that has given him power to crush the dragons. You do not love him, perhaps, nor revere ; and perhaps, also, he would only laugh at you if you did ; but you like him heartily, and like to see him, the powerful smith, the Siegfried, melting all the...
Pagina 67 - I have my health to recover. And then once more I shall venture my bark upon the waters of this wide realm, and if she cannot weather it, I shall steer west, and try the waters of another world.
Pagina 177 - He seems, to me, quite isolated, — lonely as the desert, — yet never was a man more fitted to prize a man, could he find one to match his mood. He finds them, but only in the past. He sings, rather than talks. He pours upon you a kind of satirical, heroical, critical poem, with regular cadences, and generally catching up, near the beginning, some singular epithet, which serves as a refrain when his song is full, or with which, as with a knitting needle, he catches up the stitches, if he has chanced,...
Pagina 68 - Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry, with Notes. Translated from the French of AM Legendre. Edited by David Brewster, LL.D. With Notes and Additions, and an Introductory Chapter on Proportion.

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