Reminiscences: James Carlyle. Jane Welsh Carlyle. Appendix

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Stran 84 - He was the leanest of mankind, tiny black breeches buttoned to the knee-cap and no further, surmounting spindle-legs also in black, face and head fineish, black, bony, lean, and of a Jew type rather; in the eyes a kind of smoky brightness or confused sharpness; spoke with a stutter; in walking tottered and shuffled...
Stran 99 - What they will do with this book, none knows, my Jeannie, lass; but they have not had, for a two hundred years, any book that came more truly from a man's very heart, and so let them trample it under foot and hoof as they see best...
Stran 264 - Signed, sealed, published, and declared, by the said Thomas Coutts, the testator, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, . .- .
Stran 42 - I can see my dear Father's Life in some measure as the sunk pillar on which mine was to rise and be built; the waters of Time have now swelled up round his (as they will round mine); I can see it (all transfigured) though I touch it no longer. I might almost say his spirit seems to have entered into me (so clearly do I discern and love him); I seem to myself only the continuation, and second volume of my Father.
Stran 247 - I still mainly mean to burn this Book before my own departure; but feel that I shall always have a kind of grudge to do it, and an indolent excuse, 'Not yet; wait, any day that can be done!
Stran 165 - ... he would lean on his elbow against the mantelpiece (fine clean, elastic figure too he had, five feet ten or more), and look round him nearly in silence, before taking leave for the night, 'as if I were a Lar', said he once, 'or permanent household god here!
Stran 163 - He had something of original and sarcastically ingenious in him, one of the sincerest, naturally truest, and most modest of men ; elder brother of Charles Darwin (the famed Darwin on Species of these days) to whom I rather prefer him for intellect, had not his health quite doomed him to silence and patient idleness.

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