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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... or alarm. It was on Thursday, March 29, about nine in the morning, that Carlyle had parted with her and seen her for the last time alive in this world. "Professor Tyndall, full of good spirits, appeared with a cab for King's Cross Station. I was in the saddest sickly mood, full of gloom and misery, but striving to hide it; she too looked very pale and ill, but seemed intent only on forgetting nothing that could further me.... The last I saw of her was as she stood with her back to the parlour door to bid me her good-bye. She kissed me twice (she me once, I her a second time); and--oh blind mortals! my one wish and hope was to get back to her again, and be in peace under her bright welcome, for the rest of my days, as it were! " But Dis aliter visum, the Fates had appointed otherwise! A dear and faithful friend of Carlyle, whose ' Reminiscencea, by Thomas Carlyle, vol. ii. pp. 294-295. own premature death ten years later was so irreparable a loss to English literature, leaving as it did his noble defence of Swift but a beautiful and tantalising fragment, and depriving us of the one English man of letters who was worthy to be Carlyle's biographer, or could have satisfactorily executed that important trust, has thus, in his Life of Charles Dickens, alluded to this solemn event, and to the character of the noble wife of his illustrious friend: --" One memorable evening (2nd April 1866) Dickens passed at my house, when he saw Mrs. Carlyle for the last time. Her sudden death followed shortly after, and near the close of April, Dickens had thus written to me from Liverpool: ' It was a terrible shock to me, and Charles poor dear Carlyle has been in my Dickens on mind ever since. How often I have MmCMye' thought...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824504
  • 9781236824509