By Michael Timko (auth.)

This examine of Caryle and Tennyson explores their mutual impact and the influence of every on his personal time. the writer analyzes the explicit Carlylean principles (social, political, non secular, aesthetic) and examines the ways that Tennyson resisted and reworked those rules and their impact.

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These assertions are supported clearly and dramatically by Newton's own words, and most effectively so in the last paragraph of the 'Scholium': And now we might add something concerning a certain most subtle spirit which pervades and lies hid in all gross bodies; by the force and action of which spirit and particles of bodies attract one another at near distances, and cohere, if contiguous; and electric bodies operate at greater distances, as well as repelling as attracting the neighbouring corpuscles; and light is emitted, reflected, refracted, inflected, and heats bodies; and all sensation is excited, and the members of animal bodies move at the command of the will, namely, by the vibrations of this 20 Foundations spirit, mutually propagated along the solid filaments of the nerves, from the outward organs of sense to the brain, and from the brain into the muscles.

The Power which has formed us-He (or It-if that appears to anyone more suitable) has known how to put into the human soul an ineradicable love of justice and truth. The best bit for me in Kant', he added, 'is that saying of his, "Two things strike me dumb with astonishment-the Starry Heavens and the Sense of Right and Wrong in the Human Soul" , (Allingham, p. 264). Time and time again in his letters to his mother he reassures her that he and she are not far apart in their basic beliefs. 'To you in particular, my dear Mother', he writes in 1820, 'I know that I can never be sufficiently grateful-not only for the common kindness of a mother; but for the unceasing watchfulness with which you strove to instill virtuous principles into my young mind: and tho' we are separated at the present, and may be still more widely separated, I hope the lessons which you taught will never be effaced from my memory' (CL, I, p.

The major elements in Carlyle's comments on these writers seem to be a working out in 'some manner an enfranchisement' of one's soul, to save oneself from 'being crushed down by the world' and to be 'in all things men'. Goethe was to be admired above all because he had turned his sufferings into useful work 29 30 Foundations (Lectures, p. 209). There is always in Carlyle that subjective turn, one that enables him to see everything in terms of how it can be especially helpful to him; from this he takes only what he needs.

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