Carlyle


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Car·lyle

 (kär-līl′, kär′līl), Thomas 1795-1881.
British historian and essayist whose works, such as The French Revolution (1837), are characterized by his trenchant social and political criticism and his complex literary style.

Carlyle

(kɑːˈlaɪl)
n
1. (Biography) Robert. born 1961, Scottish actor; his work includes the television series Cracker and Hamish Macbeth and the films Trainspotting (1996), The Full Monty (1997), The Beach (2000), and 28 Weeks Later (2007)
2. (Biography) Thomas. 1795–1881, Scottish essayist and historian. His works include Sartor Resartus (1833–34),The French Revolution (1837), lectures On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (1841), and the History of Frederick the Great (1858–65)

Car•lyle

(kɑrˈlaɪl)

n.
Thomas, 1795–1881, Scottish essayist and historian.
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I named him for Thomas--er--Thomas Carlyle, the great author, you know--and Henry--er--er--Henry the Eight.
Most of her hearers knew little of Carlyle or Emerson, or they might have remembered that the one said, "We are all poets when we read a poem well," and the other, "'T is the good reader makes the good book.
From their original inch or so of private handwriting they have spread and spread out across the world, and now whole generations of men find intellectual accommodation within them,--drinking fountains and other public institutions are erected upon them; yea, Carlyle has become a Chelsea swimming-bath, and "Highland Mary" is sold for whiskey, while Mr.
The prophecy of Carlyle had come true, when he said that "men cannot now be bound to men by brass collars; you will have to bind them by other far nobler and cunninger methods.
Carlyle, and as I knew he could not do it, I would not believe that it could be done by Toby Dammit.
You open a book and try to read, but you find Shakespeare trite and commonplace, Dickens is dull and prosy, Thackeray a bore, and Carlyle too sentimental.
I tried other essayists, other critics, whom the machinist had in his library, but it was useless; neither Sidney Smith nor Thomas Carlyle could console me; I sighed for more Macaulay and evermore Macaulay.
Her delight in Carlyle was so well known that various good people would send her books that contained a page about him; she could place her finger on any passage wanted in the biography as promptly as though she were looking for some article in her own drawer, and given a date she was often able to tell you what they were doing in Cheyne Row that day.
The Sunday before, young Sandy MacNair had been in Carlyle church.
Browning, 1806- Charlotte Bronte, Carlyle, 1795-1881.
Thomas Carlyle, with his natural taste for what is manly and daring in character, has suffered no heroic trait in his favorites to drop from his biographical and historical pictures.
There was a moment of piercing joy when Margaret said, "So YOU like Carlyle," and then the door opened, and "Mr.