Friday, June 07, 2019


Where Honor Is Due

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Past and Present, Book III, Chapter 5 (The English):
As for me, I honour, in these loud-babbling days, all the Silent rather.
Bull is a born Conservative; for this too I inexpressibly honour him. All great Peoples are conservative; slow to believe in novelties; patient of much error in actualities; deeply and forever certain of the greatness that is in Law, in Custom once solemnly established, and now long recognised as just and final.

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