Thomas Carlyle

Hodder and Stoughton, 1903 - 40 頁

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第 28 頁 - All summer I have been more or less annoyed with noises, even accidental ones, which get free access through my open windows: all the tinkering and 'repairing' has done me no good in that respect. ... At length, after deep deliberation, I have fairly decided to have a top story put upon the house, one big apartment...
第 28 頁 - ... on the whole a most massive roomy sufficient old house with places, for example, to hang, say, three dozen hats or cloaks on, and as many crevices and queer old presses and shelved closets (all tight and new painted in their way) as would gratify the most covetous Goody — rent, thirty-five pounds ! I confess I am strongly tempted.
第 28 頁 - Cheyne Row" proper (pronounced, Chainie Row), and are a "genteel neighbourhood", two old Ladies on the one side, unknown character on the other but with "pianos" as Hunt said. The street is flag-pathed, sunk-storied, iron-railed, all old-fashioned and tightly done up; looks out on a rank of sturdy old. pollarded (that is beheaded...
第 29 頁 - I laid her in the grave of her father, according to covenant of 40 years back, and all was ended. In the nave of the old Abbey Kirk, long a ruin, now being saved from further decay, with the skies looking down on her, there sleeps my little Jeannie, and the light of her face will never shine on me more.
第 29 頁 - Scotland will have raised a monument over his grave ; but no monument is needed for one who has made an eternal memorial for himself in the hearts of all to whom truth is the dearest of possessions.
第 28 頁 - ... in particular that would hold our whole worldly substance converted into china! Two weeks ago there was a row of ancient trees in front, but some crazyheaded Cockneys have uprooted them. Behind we have a garden (so called in the language of flattery) in the worst order, but boasting of two vines which produced two bunches of grapes in the season, which " might be eaten," and a walnut-tree from which I have gathered almost sixpence worth of walnuts.
第 29 頁 - Here rests Thomas Carlyle, who was born at Ecclefechan, 4th December, 1795, and died at 24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London, on Saturday, 5th February, 1881.
第 28 頁 - I tried for an hour's sleep before my (solitary, dietetic, altogether simple) bit of dinner; but first always came up for half an hour to the drawing-room and Her; where a bright kindly fire was sure to be burning (candles hardly lit, all in trustful chiaroscuro) , and a spoonful of brandy in water, with a pipe of tobacco (which. I had learned to take sitting on the rug, with my back to the jamb, and door never so little open, so that all the smoke, if I was careful, went up the chimney) : this was...
第 29 頁 - Irving. Edward Irving's one visit he often referred to in later records. " It was in the ground-floor room where I still write. I well recollect his fine chivalrous demeanour to her and how he complimented her, as he well might, on the pretty little room she had made for her husband and self, and running his eyes over her dainty bits of arrangements, ornamentation, all so frugal, simple, full of grace propriety and ingenuity as they were, said smiling, ' You are like an Eve, and make a little Paradise...
第 28 頁 - The house itself is eminent, antique, wainscoted to the very ceiling, and has been all new painted and repaired; broadish stair with massive balustrade (in the old style) ; corniced and as thick as one's thigh ; floors thick as a rock, wood of them here and there worm-eaten, yet capable of cleanness, and still with thrice the strength of a modern floor. "And then as to rooms, Goody!