After attending the University of EdinburghCarlyle became a mathematics teacher,  first in Annan and then in Kirkcaldywhere he became close friends with the mystic Edward Irving. Confusingly, there is another Scottish Thomas Carlyleborn a few years later, connected to Irving via work with the Catholic Apostolic Church.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Past and Present, by Thomas Carlyle. Edited by Chris R. Vanden Bossche, Joel J. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: Ralph Waldo Emerson epitomized Past and Present in a mere two words: How, Carlyle asks, can widespread starvation coexist with vastly increasing productivity and wealth?
His answer centers on two contrasting walled communities. In the one, a newly constructed workhouse at St. Ives, able-bodied men, in compliance with the grimly Malthusian logic of the New Poor Law ofare imprisoned for the "crime" of poverty; the pauper-inmates were fed fewer calories per day than were allowed a convicted felon.
The other community—close-knit, hierarchical, and prosperous—grew up around the body of the martyred saint at Bury St. The thriving twelfth-century Abbey of [End Page ] St.
Edmunds and the "Poor Law Bastille" of St.
Like his hero Samson, the Tory-Radical Carlyle is also and emphatically an authoritarian. In stark contrast to life within the Abbey, Carlyle cites a ghoulish inquest, reported in the Examiner of 1 Novemberinto the murder by desperate parents of one of their children in order to feed the remainder of the family on the proceeds from their burial insurance.
The cries of infant Tom reverberate throughout Past and Present. A haunting emblem of a community whose strongest link is forged by disease, she drags her body from door to door through the streets of Edinburgh in an unavailing search for food for her children.
The widow "proves her sisterhood" by fatally infecting seventeen of her uncaring neighbors. Nothing important is omitted, and very little that is superfluous is included.
One exuberant note of several hundred words describes the discovery, appearance, and variant spellings of three fossilized creatures that Carlyle mentions in passing early in Book II. The textual apparatus also includes a rationaleEncuentra Historical Essays (The Norman and Charlotte Strouse Edition of the Writings of Thomas Carlyle) de Thomas Carlyle, Chris Ramon Vanden Bossche (ISBN: ) en Amazon.
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