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CARLYLE, THE SAGE OF CHELSEA. HIS MONUMENT AND THE HOUSE IN CHEYNE ROW WHERE HE LIVED AND WROTE

CARLYLE, THE SAGE OF CHELSEA. HIS MONUMENT AND THE HOUSE IN CHEYNE ROW WHERE HE LIVED AND WROTE

The statue of Thomas Carlyle (left) sculptured by Sir Joseph Boehm is at the foot of Cheyne Row, which, through its long and intimate association with the sage, has become one of the most famous literary streets in London. For forty-seven years following the return of the Carl vies from Scotland in 1834 they occupied the old Queen Anne house in the Row (right). Here "The French Revolution" was written, and here were formed most of those literary friendships for which the man and his age were famous. Little or nothing has been changed in the house, except its number, which is now 24 instead of 5. It was purchased by public subscription in 1895, and is maintained as a museum of Carlyle relics.

Other pictures from London's Literary Associations


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