Monday, September 20, 2004

"Emerson and Carlyle met briefly when they were comparatively young, and had an immediate rapport. They sustained this friendship for years via letters; then Emerson made another trip over, and they found they didn't like each other at all. Emerson found Carlyle a savage misanthropic terror; Carlyle found Emerson full of moonshine and endlessly talking (one knows the type)."

(from 'Books and Personalities,' Butterflies and Wheels Notes Archive, 17 September 2004).