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Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.   By: (1795-1881)

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THOMAS CARLYLE'S

COLLECTED WORKS.

LIBRARY EDITION. IN THIRTY VOLUMES.

VOL. XIII. PAST AND PRESENT.

LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL (LIMITED), 11 HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

PAST AND PRESENT.

BY

THOMAS CARLYLE.

Ernst ist das Leben. SCHILLER.

[1843.]

CONTENTS.

BOOK I.

PROEM.

CHAP. PAGE

I. Midas 3

II. The Sphinx 10

III. Manchester Insurrection 19

IV. Morrison's Pill 29

V. Aristocracy of Talent 34

VI. Hero Worship 41

BOOK II.

THE ANCIENT MONK.

I. Jocelin of Brakelond 51

II. St. Edmundsbury 60

III. Landlord Edmund 65

IV. Abbot Hugo 73

V. Twelfth Century 79

VI. Monk Samson 84

VII. The Canvassing 92

VIII. The Election 96

IX. Abbot Samson 105

X. Government 112

XI. The Abbot's Ways 117

XII. The Abbot's Troubles 124

XIII. In Parliament 131

XIV. Henry of Essex 134

XV. Practical Devotional 139

XVI. St. Edmund 148

XVII. The Beginnings 157

BOOK III.

THE MODERN WORKER.

I. Phenomena 171

II. Gospel of Mammonism 181

III. Gospel of Dilettantism 188

IV. Happy 192

V. The English 197

VI. Two Centuries 208

VII. Over Production 213

VIII. Unworking Aristocracy 218

IX. Working Aristocracy 228

X. Plugson of Undershot 235

XI. Labour 244

XII. Reward 250

XIII. Democracy 260

XIV. Sir Jabesh Windbag 275

XV. Morrison again 280

BOOK IV.

HOROSCOPE.

I. Aristocracies 297

II. Bribery Committee 312

III. The One Institution 318

IV. Captains of Industry 333

V. Permanence 341

VI. The Landed 348

VII. The Gifted 355

VIII. The Didactic 361

Summary and Index 371, 383

BOOK I.

PROEM

CHAPTER I.

MIDAS.

The condition of England, on which many pamphlets are now in the course of publication, and many thoughts unpublished are going on in every reflective head, is justly regarded as one of the most ominous, and withal one of the strangest, ever seen in this world. England is full of wealth, of multifarious produce, supply for human want in every kind; yet England is dying of inanition. With unabated bounty the land of England blooms and grows; waving with yellow harvests; thick studded with workshops, industrial implements, with fifteen millions of workers, understood to be the strongest, the cunningest and the willingest our Earth ever had; these men are here; the work they have done, the fruit they have realised is here, abundant, exuberant on every hand of us: and behold, some baleful fiat as of Enchantment has gone forth, saying, "Touch it not, ye workers, ye master workers, ye master idlers; none of you can touch it, no man of you shall be the better for it; this is enchanted fruit!" On the poor workers such fiat falls first, in its rudest shape; but on the rich master workers too it falls; neither can the rich master idlers, nor any richest or highest man escape, but all are like to be brought low with it, and made 'poor' enough, in the money sense or a far fataler one.

Of these successful skilful workers some two millions it is now counted, sit in Workhouses, Poor law Prisons; or have 'out door relief' flung over the wall to them, the workhouse Bastille being filled to bursting, and the strong Poor law broken asunder by a stronger.[1] They sit there, these many months now; their hope of deliverance as yet small... Continue reading book >>




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