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Quotation by Thomas Carlyle
He has no resolution, he shrinks from pain or labour in any of its shapes. His very attitude bespeaks this: he never straightens his knee joints, he stoops with his fat ill- shapen shoulders, and in walking he does not tread but shovel and slide.
Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), Scottish essayist, historian. Letter, June 24, 1824, to his brother. Collected Letters, vol. 3.
Following Carlyle's first encounter with Coleridge.
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