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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5997
AUTHOR:Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)
QUOTATION:  Respectable Professors of the Dismal Science. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Latter Day Pamphlet, No. 1. (1850.)
 
Note 1.
Referring to Political Economy and Social Science, Carlyle also in his Essay on “The Nigger Question” (1849) speaks of “What we might call, by way of Eminence, the Dismal Science.” [back]
 

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