Little Journeys to the Homes of Good Men and Great

Little Journeys to the Homes of Good Men and Great : Thomas Carlyle (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Little Journeys to the Homes of Good Men and Great: Thomas Carlyle Ten miles beyond Gretna Green is Ecclefechan. A little village of stucco houses all stretched out on one street. Plain, homely, rocky, and unromantic is the country round about, and plain, homely, and unromantic is the little house where Carlyle was born. The place is shown the visitor by a good old dame who takes one from room to room, giving a little lecture meanwhile in a mixture of Gaelic and English which was quite beyond my ken. Several relics of interest are shown, and although the house is almost, precisely like all others in the vicinity, imagination throws round it all a roseate wreath of fancies. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 68g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243090978
  • 9780243090976