Who is Thomas Carlyle?

  • (noun): Scottish historian who wrote about the French Revolution (1795-1881).
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Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics "the dismal science", wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator.

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Thomas Carlyle - Definitions
... Carlyle had quite a few unusual definitions at hand, which were collected by the Nuttall Encyclopedia ... Some include Centre of Immensities an expression of Carlyle's to signify that wherever any one is, he is in touch with the whole universe of being, and is, if he knew it, as near the heart of ... Gigman Carlyle's name for a man who prides himself on, and pays all respect to, respectability ...
Thomas Carlyle And His Works
... Thomas Carlyle and His Works is an essay written by Henry David Thoreau that praises the writings of Thomas Carlyle ... Carlyle wrote the book On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History, which Thoreau considered his crowning achievement ... In Carlyle’s case, Thoreau used this same appreciation to praise the “Carlylisms” that others found to be ostentatious “He does not go to the dictionary, the word-book, but to the word-manufactory itself ...
Treaty Of Worms (1743) - Criticism - Thomas Carlyle
... Thomas Carlyle had this to say on the terms of the treaty. ...

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