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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1847
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,082 / 271 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.2
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 486
Added to site: 2007.12.04
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Genre: Periodical
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exalted virtues, temperance, self-denial, justice, patriotism: we praise these virtues, we acknowledge, too, that they are here linked with the profession of the faith of Islam; but for all this we do not admire the religion of Mahomet, nor that fanaticism which writ its texts upon the sword.

We insist upon this obvious distinction, because, whilst agreeing--to a certain extent--in Mr Carlyle's view of the character of Cromwell, we beg not to be implicated in that esteem and reverence which he professes to entertain for Puritanism, or the Puritans as a body. And this brings us to the extraordinary part of Mr Carlyle's performance--his ardent sympathy, nay his acquiescence with, and adherence to the Puritans, to that point that he adopts their convictions, their feelings, and even some of their most grotesque reasonings. Their violence and ferocity, we were prepared to see Mr Carlyle, in his own sardonic fashion, abet and encourage; his sympathy is always with the party who strikes; bu

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