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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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      Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires,—Necessity and Free Will.
          Essays. Goethe’s Works.
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      He that works and does some Poem, not he that merely says one, is worthy of the name of Poet.
          Introduction to Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches.
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      The Public is an old woman. Let her maunder and mumble.
          Journal. (1835).
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      It is now almost my sole rule of life to clear myself of cants and formulas, as of poisonous Nessus shirts.
          Letter to his Wife. 1835.
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      There is endless merit in a man’s knowing when to have done.
          Francia. 1845.
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      History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
          On History.
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      The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.
          Characteristics.
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      A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
          Article on Biography.
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      Even in the meanest sorts of Labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.
          Past and Present.
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      Every noble crown is, and on earth will forever be, a crown of thorns.
          Past and Present.
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      Respectable Professors of the Dismal Science. 1 
          Latter Day Pamphlet, No. 1. (1850.)
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      A healthy hatred of scoundrels.
          Latter Day Pamphlet, No. 12. (1850.)
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      Nature admits no lie.
          Latter Day Pamphlet, No. 5. (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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