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Quotation by Thomas Carlyle
A terrible, beetle-browed, mastiff-mouthed, yellow-skinned, broad-bottomed, grim-taciturn individual; with a pair of dull-cruel-looking black eyes, and as much Parliamentary intellect and silent-rage in him ... as I have ever seen in any man.
Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), Scottish essayist, historian. Letter, June 24, 1824, to his brother. New Letters of Thomas Carlyle (1904).
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