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" He has an intellect vehement, rugged, irresistible ; crushing in pieces the hardest problems; piercing into the most hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant: an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 187
1827
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Lives of the Illustrious, Volumes 1-2

1856 - 754 pages
...the most distant : an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling ; brooding over the abvsses of Being ; wandering through Infinitude ; and summoning...literally unexampled,— for it pours its treasures with • lavishness which knows no limit ; hanging, like the sun, a jewel on every grass-blade ; and sowing...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Complete in One Volume

Thomas Carlyle - 1857 - 604 pages
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant: an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being ;...wandering through Infinitude, and summoning before us, iu its dim religious light, shapes of brilliancy, solemnity, or terror: a fancy of exuberance literally...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays

Thomas Carlyle - 1859 - 620 pages
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant: an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being;...than all these lies Humour, the ruling quality with Richter; as it were the central fire that pervades and vivifies his whole being. He is a humorist from...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Carlyle - 1860 - 504 pages
...vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being; wandering through Inftnitude, and summoning before us, in its dim religious light,...than all these lies Humour, the ruling quality with Richter ; as it were the central fire that pervades and vivifies his whole being. He is a humorist...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished ( First Time ...

Thomas Carlyle - 1869 - 428 pages
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant : an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being ;...exuberance literally unexampled ; for it pours its treasiores with a lavishness which knows no limit, hanging, like the sun, a jewel on every grass-blade,...
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Collected Works, Volume 6

Thomas Carlyle - 1870 - 434 pages
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Works, Volume 3, Part 1

Thomas Carlyle - 1874 - 612 pages
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Studies in German Literature

Bayard Taylor - 1879 - 452 pages
...hidden combinations of things and grasping the most distant : an imagination vague, sombre, splendid or appalling, — -brooding over the abysses of Being,...fancy of exuberance literally unexampled, for it pours forth its treasures with a lavishness which knows no limits, hanging, like the sun, a jewel on every...
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The Sixth Reader of the Popular Series

Marcius Willson - 1882 - 558 pages
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant ; an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being;...grass-blade, and sowing the earth at large with orient pearl. 3. Of writings which, though with many reservations, we have praised so much, our hesitating readers...
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Carlyles' Works: Critical and miscellaneous essays

Thomas Carlyle - 1884 - 516 pages
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant : an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling ; brooding over the abysses of Being;...with orient pearl. But deeper than all these lies Humor, the ruling quality with Richter ; as it were the central fire that pervades and vivifies his...
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