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" He has an intellect vehement, rugged, irresistible ; crushing in pieces the hardest problems; piercing into the most hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant: an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 185
1827
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Carlyle - German literature - 1838
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant: an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being ;...with orient pearl. But deeper than all these lies Humor, the ruling quality with Richter; as it were the central fire that pervades and vivifies his...
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Critical and miscellaneous essays, collected and republ

Thomas Carlyle - 1840
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant : an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling ; brooding over the abysses of Being...than all these lies Humour, the ruling quality with Richter ; as it were the central fire that pervades and vivifies his whole being. He is a humorist...
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Waldie's Select Circulating Library, Volume 15

Literature - 1841
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant: an imagination, vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being;...than all these lies Humour, the ruling quality with Richter; as it were the central fire that pervades and vivifies his whole being. He is a humourist...
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An Inquiry Concerning the Origin of Christianity

Charles Christian Hennell - Bible - 1841 - 506 pages
...literally unexampled, for it pours its treasures with a lavisnness which knows no limit, hanging, lite the sun, a jewel on every grass-blade, and sowing the earth at large with orient pearls. But deeper than all these lies humour, the ruling quality of Riehter — as it were the central...
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The Log Cabin; Or: The World Before You

Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee - American fiction - 1844 - 207 pages
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant; an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being;...deeper than all these lies Humour, the ruling quality of RICHTER; as it were the central fire that pervades and vivifies his whole being. He is a humorist...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays

Thomas Carlyle - 1845 - 568 pages
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant: an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being ;...than all these lies Humour, the ruling quality with Richter ; as it were the central fire that pervades and vivifies his whole being. He is a humorist...
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On the Nature of the Scholar and Its Manifestations

Johann Gottlieb Fichte, William Smith - Learning and scholarship - 1845 - 220 pages
...hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant; an imaginaI tion vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding over the abysses of Being;...deeper than all these lies Humour, the ruling quality of RICHTER; as it were the central fire that pervades and vivifies his whole being. He is a humorist...
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Life of Jean Paul F. Richter, Volume 2

Eliza Buckminster Lee - Authors, German - 1845
...and grasping the most distant; an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling, brooding orer the abysses of being, wandering through infinitude,...grass-blade, and sowing the earth at large with orient pearls. But deeper than all these lies humour, the ruling quality of RICHTEB — as it were the central...
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The Rationale of Religious Enquiry: Or, The Question Stated of Reason, the ...

James Martineau, Joseph Blanco White - Unitarian Universalist churches - 1845 - 165 pages
...appalling, brooding over the abysses of being,wandermg through infinitude, and summoning before us, m its dim religious light, shapes of brilliancy, solemnity,...a jewel on every grass-blade, and sowing the earth ut large with orient pearls. But deeper than all these lies humour, the ruling quality of Richter—...
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Ultramontanism, or The Roman Church and modern society, tr. by C. Cocks

Edgar Quinet - 1845
...and grasping the most distant; an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling; brooding overthe abysses of Being; wandering through infinitude, and...terror; a fancy of exuberance literally unexampled; tor it pours its treasures with a lavishness which knows no limit, hanging, like the sun, a jewel on...
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