Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdröckh. In Three Books

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Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1893 - Clothing and dress - 288 pages
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Even now that I've read it I'm not entirely sure what prompted me to pick this up at the library book sale this spring. Probably it was the back-cover text noting that the book was inspired in part by ... Read full review

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Sartor Resartvs written and fascimile signed by Thomas Carlyle. The inside pages as shown in the photo have Thomas Carlyle's autograph under a photo and the date that it was signed (1865). The oposite ... Read full review

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Page 154 - Fire!' is given, and they blow the souls out of one another, and in place of sixty brisk, useful craftsmen the world has sixty dead carcases, which it must bury and anew shed tears for.
Page 235 - These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this unsubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind.
Page 200 - Artist ; not earthly Craftsman only, but inspired Thinker, who with heaven-made Implement conquers Heaven for us ! If the poor and humble toil that we have Food, must not the high and glorious toil for him in return, that he have Light, have Guidance, Freedom, Immortality ? — These two, in all their degrees, I honor : all else is chaff and dust, which let the wind blow whither it listeth. " Unspeakably touching is it, however, when I find both dignities united ; and he that must toil outwardly...
Page 201 - That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy, were it to happen more than twenty times in the minute, as by some computations it does.
Page 34 - Money. Yet hereby did Barter grow Sale, the Leather Money is now Golden and Paper, and all miracles have been out-miracled : for there are Rothschilds and English National Debts ; and whoso has sixpence is sovereign (to the length of sixpence...
Page 199 - Two men I honor, and no third. First, the toilworn Craftsman that with earth-made Implement laboriously conquers the Earth, and makes her man's. Venerable to me is the hard Hand; crooked, coarse; wherein notwithstanding lies a cunning virtue, indefeasibly royal, as of the Sceptre of this Planet.
Page 148 - 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...
Page 154 - And now to that same spot, in the south of Spain, are thirty similar French artisans, from a French Dumdrudge, in like manner wending: till at length, after infinite effort, the two parties come into actual juxtaposition; and Thirty stands fronting Thirty, each with a gun in his hand. Straightway the word "Fire!
Page 62 - All visible things are Emblems ; what thou seest is ' not there on its own account ; strictly taken, is not there ' at all : Matter exists only spiritually, and to represent ' some Idea, and body it forth.
Page 141 - Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope ; he has no other possession but hope ; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.

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