Thomas Carlyle: A History of the First Forty Years of Life, 1795-1835, 第 1 卷

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1882 - 298 頁
 

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第 25 頁 - Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
第 56 頁 - Is there no God, then ; but at best an absentee God, sitting idle, ever since the first Sabbath, at the outside of his Universe, and seeing it go...
第 59 頁 - What art thou afraid of ? Wherefore, like a coward, dost thou forever pip and whimper, and go cowering and trembling? Despicable biped ! what is the sum-total of the worst that lies before thee? Death? Well, Death; and say the pangs of Tophet too, and all that the Devil and Man may, will or can do against thee ! Hast thou not a heart ; canst...
第 59 頁 - Well, death ; and say the pangs of Tophet too, and all that the devil and man may, will, or can do against thee ! Hast thou not a heart ? canst thou not suffer whatsoever it be ; and as a child of freedom, though outcast, trample Tophet itself under thy feet, while it consumes thee ? Let it come, then, and I will meet it and defy it.
第 202 頁 - Carlyle was a man from his youth, an author who did not need to hide from his readers, and as absolute a man of the world, unknown and exiled on that hill-farm, as if holding on his own terms what is best in London.
第 239 頁 - BONO. What is Hope ? A smiling rainbow Children follow through the wet ; 'Tis not here, still yonder, yonder : Never urchin found it yet. What is Life ? A thawing iceboard On a sea with sunny shore ; — Gay we sail ; it melts beneath us ; We are sunk, and seen no more. What is Man? A foolish baby, Vainly strives, and fights, and frets ; Demanding all, deserving nothing ; — One small grave is what he gets.
第 42 頁 - explain" all, "account" for all, or believe nothing of it? Nay, thou wilt attempt laughter; whoso recognises the unfathomable, all-pervading domain of Mystery, which is everywhere under our feet and among our hands; to whom the Universe is an Oracle and Temple, as well as a Kitchen and Cattlestall...
第 14 頁 - After all, in the sight of the Upper Powers, what is the mighty difference between a statue of Perseus and a loaf of bread, so that each be the thing one's hand has found to do...
第 204 頁 - Carlyle's fault that we talked on that topic, for he has the natural disinclination of every nimble spirit to bruise itself against walls, and did not like to place himself where no step can be taken. But he was honest and true, and cognizant of the subtile links that bind ages together, and saw how every event affects all the future. ' Christ died on the tree : that built Dunscore kirk yonder : that brought you and me together. Time has only a relative existence.
第 248 頁 - Craigenputtock, an outlook from the back windows into more leafy regions, with here and there a red highpeaked old roof looking through, and see nothing of London except by day the summits of St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, and by night the...

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