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Carlyle, Thomas (1795–1881) Historian, biographer, and essayist, 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

born at Ecclefechan, in Dumfriesshire, the son of a stonemason; his parents were serious, industrious, and devout, and belonged to a Dissenting branch of the Presbyterian Church. Carlyle, intended by them and by himself for the ministry, was educated at Annan Academy and at the University of Edinburgh, where, affected by the legacy of the ... ...

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