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Past and Present, 1843

By Carlyle, Thomas

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Title: Past and Present, 1843  
Author: Carlyle, Thomas
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
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Publisher: The Victorian Prose Archive

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Carlyle, T., & Alfred J. Drak, E. B. (n.d.). Past and Present, 1843. Retrieved from http://worldebooklibrary.com/


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Victorian Literature

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Excerpts: THE condition of England, on which many pamphlets are now in the course of publication, and many thoughts unpublished are going on in every reflective head, is justly regarded as one of the most ominous, and withal one of the strangest, ever seen in this world. England is full of wealth, of multifarious produce, supply for human want in every kind, yet England is dying of inanition. With unabated bounty the land of England blooms and grows; waving with yellow harvests; thick-studded with workshops, industrial implements, with fifteen millions of workers, understood to be the strongest, the most cunning and the willingness our Earth ever had; these men are here; the work they have done, the fruit they have realized is here, abundant, exuberant on every hand of us: and behold, some baleful fiat as of Enchantment has gone forth, saying, ?Touch it not, ye workers, ye master-workers, ye master-idlers, none of you can touch it, no man of you shall be the better for it; this is enchanted fruit!? On the poor workers such fiat falls first, in its rudest shape; but on the rich master-workers too it falls; neither can the rich master-idlers, nor any richest or highest man escape, but all are like to be brought low with it, and made ?poor? enough, in the money-sense or a far fataller one. Of these successful skilful workers some two millions, it is now counted, sit in Workhouses, Poor-law Prisons; or have ?outdoor relief? flung over the wall to them,?the workhouse Bastille being filled to bursting, and the strong Poor-law broken asunder by a stronger.* They sit there, these many months now; their...

Table of Contents
CONTENTS. PART THE THIRD. CHAPTER XV. STOICISM AT COURT 9 XVI. SECOND THOUGHTS 19 XVII. MANY PROPHETS AND KINGS HAVE DESIRED TO SEE THE THINGS WHICH YE SEE 37 XVIII. ?THE CEREMONY OF THE DART? 48 XIX. PARATUM COR MEUM, DEUS! 63 PART THE FOURTH. XX. GUESTS 81 XXI. THE CHURCH IN CECILIA?S HOUSE 96 XXII. THE MINOR ?PEACE OF THE CHURCH? 112 XXIII. SAPIENTIA ’DIFICAVIT SIBI DOMUM 130 XXIV. A CONVERSATION NOT IMAGINARY 142 XXV. SUNT LACRIM’ RERUM 171 XXVI. AH! VOIL? LES ?MES QU?IL FALLOIT ? LA MIENNE! 183 XXVII. THE TRIUMPH OF MARCUS AURELIUS 193 XXVIII. ANIMA NATURALITER CHRISTIANA 203

 

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