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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Thomas Carlyle. (1795–1881) (continued)
 
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      There is no heroic poem in the world but is at bottom a biography, the life of a man; also it may be said, there is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed.
          Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
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      Silence is deep as Eternity, speech is shallow as Time.
          Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
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      To the very last, he [Napoleon] had a kind of idea; that, namely, of la carrière ouverte aux talents,—the tools to him that can handle them. 1 
          Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
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      Blessed is the healthy nature; it is the coherent, sweetly co-operative, not incoherent, self-distracting, self-destructive one!
          Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
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      The uttered part of a man’s life, let us always repeat, bears to the unuttered, unconscious part a small unknown proportion. He himself never knows it, much less do others.
          Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
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      Literature is the Thought of thinking Souls.
          Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
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      It can be said of him, when he departed he took a Man’s life with him. No sounder piece of British manhood was put together in that eighteenth century of Time.
          Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
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      The eye of the intellect “sees in all objects what it brought with it the means of seeing.”
          Varnhagen von Ense’s Memoirs. Ibid.
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      Love is ever the beginning of Knowledge as fire is of light.
          Essays. Death of Goethe.
5985
      Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
          Essays. The Opera.
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      A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.
          Essays. Goethe’s Works.
 
Note 1.
Carlyle in his essay on Mirabeau, 1837, quotes this from a “New England book.” [back]
 

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