Quotation by Jane Welsh Carlyle

My dear, if Mr. Carlyle's digestion had been stronger, there is no saying what he might have been!
Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801–1866), Scottish poet, wife of Thomas Carlyle. Letter, May [?] 1866. Quoted in Autobiography and Letters of Mrs. Margaret Oliphant (1899).

In answer to a remark by Margaret Oliphant that "Mr. Carlyle seemed the only virtuous philosopher we had."
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