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Quotation by Thomas Carlyle
They raise their minds by brooding over and embellishing their sufferings, from one degree of fervid exaltation and dreary greatness to another, till at length they run amuck entirely, and whoever meets them would do well to run them thro' the body.
Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), Scottish essayist, historian. Letter, January 28, 1821. Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, vol. 1 (1970-1981).
Referring specifically to the Romantics.
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