Thomas Carlyle: A History of the First Forty Years of His Life, 1795-1835

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الصفحة 111 - the Curragh of Kildare? One man in one year, as I have understood it, if you lend him earth, will feed himself and nine others. Alas ! where are now the Hengsts and Alarics of our still growing, still expanding Europe, who when their home is grown too narrow will
الصفحة 68 - thyself gender? Explain me that, or do one of two things: retire into private places with thy foolish cackle; or, what were better, give it up and weep, not that the world is mean and disenchanted and prosaic, but that thou art vain and blind. Is anything more wonderful than another, if you consider it maturely ? / have
الصفحة 111 - round sum would he simply engage to go and hang himself. Nevertheless, which of the .two was the more cunningly devised article, even as an engine ? Good heavens ! a white European man, standing on his two legs, with his two five-fingered hands at his
الصفحة 289 - of that country was that in it a man can have meat for his labour. He had read in Stewart's book that when he inquired in a New York hotel for the Boots, he had been shown across the street, and had found
الصفحة 352 - in the garden. Carlyle got his garden tools to -work and repaired the borders, and set in slips of jessamine and gooseberry bushes brought from Scotland. To his mother, who was curious about the minutest details, he reported— We lie safe at a bend of the river, away from all the great roads, have air and
الصفحة 74 - The soul, too, in silence. Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth. Indeed, secresy is the element of all goodness ; every virtue, every beauty is mysterious. I hardly understand even the surface of this. . . . October 28.—Written a strange piece ' On Clothes.'' Know not what will come of it.
الصفحة 126 - Scarcely could I read it without tears. Let me die the death of the righteous ; let my last end be Like his. Goethe is well and serene. Another box on the way hither. We all salute
الصفحة 24 - we were very poor, and further and worst, being an only child, and brought up to "great prospects," I was sublimely ignorant of every branch of useful knowledge, though a capital Latin scholar, and very fair mathematician ! ! It behoved me in these astonishing
الصفحة 346 - consider) a china-room or pantry, or I know not what, all shelved and fit to hold crockery for the whole street. Such is the ground area, which of course continues to the top, and furnishes every bedroom with a dressing-room or second bedroom ; on the whole a most massive roomy sufficient old house with places, for
الصفحة 289 - better than most history. He worships a man that will manifest any truth to him. At one time he had inquired and read a good deal about America. Landor's principle was mere rebellion, and

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