Quotation by Thomas Carlyle

Figure him there, with his scrofulous diseases, with his great greedy heart, and unspeakable chaos of thoughts; stalking mournful as a stranger in this Earth; eagerly devouring what spiritual thing he could come at: school-languages and other merely grammatical stuff, if there were nothing better! The largest soul that was in all England.
Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), Scottish essayist, historian. "The Hero as a Man of Letters," lecture 5, On Heroes and Hero-Worship (1841).
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