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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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Collected Works, Volume 6

Thomas Carlyle - 1869 - 430 pages
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant : an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being ;...light, shapes of brilliancy, solemnity, or terror : a fanoy of exuberance literally unexampled ; for it pours its treasxires with a lavishness which knows...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished, Volume 2

Thomas Carlyle - 1899 - 926 pages
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Readings from Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle - 1894 - 300 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...
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The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete).

Thomas Carlyle - 1897 - 660 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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The Works of Thomas Carlyle: Critical and miscellaneous essays

Thomas Carlyle - 1899 - 556 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, collected and republished

Thomas Carlyle - 1901 - 504 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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Carlyle, His Rise and Fall

Norwood Young - 1927 - 394 pages
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Two Reminiscences of Thomas Carlyle

John Clubbe - 1974 - 172 pages
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Nineteenth-century Literature Criticism, Volume 7

Laurie Lanzen Harris - 1984 - 576 pages
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Carlyle and Jean Paul: Their Spiritual Optics

J. P. Vijn - 1982 - 306 pages
...poetic imagination, Carlyle writes in this essay: "He has ... an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being;...light, shapes of brilliancy, solemnity, or terror . . ."S1 And, with particular reference to Jean Paul's dreams: ". . . many times he exhibits an imagination...
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