The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

Crambe repetita (11)

The richer the character, the harder and slower in general is its development.1 Two boys were once of the same class in our Edinburgh school; John ever trim precise and dux, Walter ever slovenly confused and dolt: in due time John became Baillie Waugh, and Walter became Sir Walter Scott.

The quickest and completest of all vegetables is – the Cabbage.

—Thomas Carlyle
Two Notebooks
ca. March 1827 (p. 105)

  1. Cf. Plutarch, Cato Minor, (1.3). []


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