On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History (Classic Reprint)

On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History (Classic Reprint)
On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in HistoryThe task of the commentator on the trail of his facts is like that set the Irish herd-boy in the folk-tale, when he lost the heifers, namely, to search "every place likely and unlikely for them all to be in." The first part of this roving commission, it is possible, with time and luck, to execute; but to hunt the shy allusions, the remote quotations, the deep-lurking bits of information, through every "unlikely" covert, forms a too extensive programme. Indeed, the editor comes at last to a point, when he feels that nothing further can be effected by organized search. It is only by pure chance, when looking for other things, that he can hope to run across the fugitive erudition which will make his commentary as full as it should be. This is sadly true of any one who would edit Carlyle. In annotating Heroes, I have aimed at compression, and striven, as in Sartor Resartus, to make the author supply the comment on his own work. Some things which would tend to enlightenment I have not been able to find, and I have said so in my Notes, in the hope that better scholars will discover them. Only after many toilsome hours did I give over the pursuit of any one. Fortunately Heroes needs little explanation; the difficulties are few.The text used as a basis is that of the People's Edition, 1871-1874. It has been diligently compared with those of the first three editions, of 1841, 1842, and 1846; and the results of the collation are placed at the foot of the page. In the process of reprinting, year after year, some score or so of printer's errors had crept in. These have been silently corrected; otherwise the text is as Carlyle left it.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.