1 edition of Last words of Thomas Carlyle ... found in the catalog.
1892 in [n.p.] .
Written in English
|LC Classifications||PR4430 .L2 1892|
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|LC Control Number||82052704|
He imagines himself as a kind of all-knowing historical Eye, which roams above the scenes and, like a camera, picks out salient ones for the reader to visualise: Which event successively is the cardinal one; and from what point of vision it may best be surveyed; this is a problem. And, in spite of many difficulties and hagglings, they actually get on march, from Moscow, 25th December, ; and creep on, all Winter, through the frozen peats wildernesses, through Lithuania, Poland, towards Bohmen, Mahren: are to appear in the Rhine Countries, joined by certain Austrians; and astonish mankind next Spring. Gay mansions, with supper-rooms and dancing-rooms, are full of light and music and high-swelling hearts; but, in the Condemned Cells, the pulse of life beats tremulous and faint, and bloodshot eyes look out through the darkness, which is around and within, for the light of a stern last morning. With undistinguished performance, he finished his coursework in
In fine, Hungarian Majesty has, in the course of this yearwith aid of the reconfirmed Sardinian Majesty, satisfactorily beaten the French and Spaniards. In the following year he married Jane Baillie Welsh, and settled in Edinburgh. And in this gloriously delightful manner Saxe and the French Nation have proceeded, till in fact the Netherlands Territory with all strongholds, except Maestricht alone, was theirs,—and they decided on attacking the Dutch Republic itself. Let the British reader study and enjoy, in simplicity of heart, what is here presented him, and with whatever metaphysical acumen and talent for meditation he is possessed of.
The historical work is not only a description of history, but also a symbol of it. Thus is the Laystall, especially with its Rags or Clothes-rubbish, the grand Electric Battery, and Fountain-of-motion, from which and to which the Social Activities like vitreous and resinous Electricities circulate, in larger or smaller circles, through the mighty, billowy, storm-tost chaos of Life, which they keep alive! Carlyle sees history as the operation of various forces, not economic or political as modern academic historians do, but symbolic forces. All heroes will be flawed. However, for Carlyle, unlike Aristotle, the world was filled with contradictions with which the hero had to deal.
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Crowd all these indiscriminately into sacks, and shake them out pell-mell on us: that is Dryasdust's sweet way. These two, Exeter Hall Philanthropy and the Dismal Science, led by any sacred cause of Black Emancipation, or the like, to fall in love and make a wedding of it,—will give birth to progenies and prodigies; dark extensive moon-calves, unnameable abortions, wide-coiled monstrosities, such as the world has not seen hitherto!
Only after reducing desires and certainty and aiming at a Buddha -like "indifference" can the narrator move toward an affirmation. Without Jane he became lonely, embittered, valetudinarian. Our Professor's method is not, in any case, that of common school Logic, where the truths all stand in a row, each holding by the skirts of the other; but at best that of practical Reason' proceeding by large Intuition over whole systematic groups and kingdoms; whereby, we might say, a noble complexity, Last words of Thomas Carlyle .
book like that of Nature, reigns in his Philosophy, Last words of Thomas Carlyle . book spiritual Picture of Nature: a mighty maze, yet, as faith whispers, not without a plan.
Upon Carlyle's death on February 5, in Londonit was made possible for his remains to be interred in Westminster Abbeybut his wish to be buried beside his parents in Ecclefechan was respected. A visit by Voltaire and his divine Emilie, direct from Paris, I suppose, and rather on the sudden.
Battle of Roucoux, 11th October, ; Prince Karl commanding, English taking mainly Last words of Thomas Carlyle . book stress of fight;—Saxe having already outwitted poor Karl, and got Namur. Herr Ranke has been among the Archives again; and comes out with fractional snatches of a very strange "Paper from England;" capriciously hiding all details about it, all intelligible explanation: so that you in vain ask, "Where, When, How, By whom?
Must have a Stadtholder; and one that stands firm on some basis of his own. Here, however, difficulties occurred. Some uncertain footing at Court, namely, was at length vouchsafed him:—uncertain; for the Most Christian Majesty always rather shuddered under those carbuncle eyes, under that voice "sombre and majestious," with such turns lying in it:—some uncertain footing at Court; and from the beginning ofhis luck, in the Court spheres, began to mount in a wonderful and world-evident manner.
Tried all I could to hinder; but they would not be put off. In all his Modes, and habilatory endeavors, an Architectural Idea will be found lurking; his Body and the Cloth are the site and materials whereon and whereby his beautified edifice, of a Person, is to be built.
What counsel to any man, or to any woman, could this particular Hofrath give; in whose loose, zigzag figure; in whose thin visage, as it went jerking to and fro, in minute incessant fluctuation,--you traced rather confusion worse confounded; at most, Timidity and physical Cold?
Every Lawsuit to be finished within the Year! But there is in Teutschland withal, very irrecognizable to Teutschland, yet authentically present, a Man of the properly unconquerable type; there is also a select Population drilled for him: these two together will prove to you that there is a Nation.
Potent eyes and eyebrows, ditto blunt nose; honest, almost careless lips, and deep chin well dewlapped: extensive penetrative face, not pincered together, but potently fallen closed;—comfortable to see, in a wig of such magnitude. This Dreaming, this Somnambulism is what we on Earth call Life; wherein the most indeed undoubtingly wander, as if they knew right hand from left; yet they only are wise who know that they know nothing.
To the Author's private circle the appearance of this singular Work on Clothes must have occasioned little less surprise than it has to the rest of the world.
Lambert, a young Lorrainer of long pedigree and light purse, had just taken refuge in this Life-guard [Summeror so], I know not whether as Captain or Lieutenant, just come from the Netherlands Wars: of grave stiff manners; for the rest, a good-looking young fellow; thought to have some poetic genius, even;—who is precious, surely, in such an out-of-the-way place.
Their Captain is one Repnin, Prince Repnin, afterwards famous enough in those Polish Countries;"—which is now the one point interesting to us in the thing. The Sage of Chelsea, or as some called him, the Sage of Ecclefechan, dominated a circle of disciples and cast a long shadow over distinguished contemporaries as various as Dickens and Tennyson, Browning and Forster, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell and George Eliot.
I told you on Thursday [no, you did n't; you only meant to tell] that our Spectres were going on the morrow, and that the Piece was to be played that evening: all this has been done. But such admiration and such wonder, being followed by no act to keep them living, could last only nine days; and, long before our visit to that scene, had quite died away.
Three quintals are a crushing load for him; the steer of the meadow tosses him aloft, like a waste rag. William Dalrympleauthor of White Mughalssuggests that feelings were mutual, but social circumstances made the marriage impossible, as Carlyle was then poor.
While he was adjusting his faith in the s, the crisis of loneliness and rejection was steadily lessened by his growing literary success as a translator and then as essayist and by the personal satisfaction of meeting Jane Welsh, whom he assiduously courted through four difficult years of conversation and correspondence.
A man that devotes his life to learning, shall he Last words of Thomas Carlyle . book be learned? In the following year he married Jane Baillie Welsh, and settled in Edinburgh.
Nay, was there not in that clear logically founded Transcendentalism Last words of Thomas Carlyle . book thine; still more, in thy meek, silent, deep-seated Sansculottism, combined with a true princely Courtesy of inward nature, the visible rudiments of such speculation?
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'The French Revolution: A History' Thomas Carlyle In the opening chapter of his ground-defining book The Symbolist Movement in Literature, the Edwardian critic and poet Arthur Symonds quotes this dictum from Carlyle’s history of the French Revolution: It is in and through Symbols that man, consciously or unconsciously, lives, works and has.Literature Network» Thomas Carlyle» Past and Present» Chapter pdf.
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