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The Making of Carlyle; An Experiment in Biographical Explication (Paperback) Loot Price: R424
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The Making of Carlyle; An Experiment in Biographical Explication (Paperback): Robert S. Craig
The Making of Carlyle; An Experiment in Biographical Explication (Paperback): Robert S. Craig

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The Making of Carlyle; An Experiment in Biographical Explication (Paperback)

Robert S. Craig

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III THE TOWN COLLEGE OF KING JAMES, EDINBURGH ",Gaudeamus igitur luvenes dum sumus." "FEW sights have been more impressive to me than the sudden one I had of the ' Outer House ' in Parliament Square" (the Supreme Courts of Scotland) "on the evening of November Qth, 1809, some hours after my arrival in the city for the first time. We had walked some twenty miles that day, the third day of our journey from Ecclefechan : my companion one ' Tom Smail,' who had already been to college last year, and was thought to be a safe guide and guardian to me. He was some years older than myself, had been at school along with me, though never in my class. A very innocent, conceited, insignificant, but strict minded, orthodox creature, for whom, knowing him to. be of no scholarship or strength of judgment, I had privately very small respect, though civilly following him about in things he knew better than I. As in the streets of Edinburgh for example on my first evening there! On my journey thither he had been wearisome, far from entertaining, mostly silent, having indeed nothing to say. He stalked on, generally some steps ahead, languidly whistling through his teeth some similitude of a wretched Irish tune which I knew too well as that of a still more wretched doggerel song called the ' Belfast Shoemaker,' most melancholy to poor me given up to my bits of reflections in the silence of the moors and hflls." So writes Carlyle as introduction to his reminiscences of one who was yet to prove a good friend to him, though he knew it not at the moment, Lord Jeffrey, a real " Law-ward" (it may be explained to the non-Scot) or " Lord" of Session or High Court, not a peer of the realm. He goes on to tell us about that famous journey across country by the old "drove roads" and Mo...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Robert S. Craig
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 130
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-2455-1
Barcode: 9781458924551
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4589-2455-6

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