Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Daily Dose

From Thomas Carlyle: A History of His Life in London, 1834 - 1881, by James Anthony Froude


"The old man has a fine shrewdness and naturalness in his expression of face, a long Cumberland figure; one finds also a kind of sincerity in his speech.  But for prolixity, thinness, endless dilution, it excels all the other speech I had heard from mortals.  A genuine man, which is much, but also essentially a small genuine man."

From a journal entry quoted in Book One, Chapter One

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