candlestick

1851


The Collected Letters, Volume 26


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TC TO THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH; 9 December 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18511209-TC-UE-01; CL 26: 259


TC TO THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

CHELSEA, LONDON, 9th Dec., 1851.

PROFESSOR BLACKIE is known to me, as to all the world, for a man of lively intellectual faculties, of ardent friendly character, and of wide speculation and acquirement. His tendencies, I have perceived, are thoroughly modern; he is well acquainted with Continental improvements; in all things he means sincerely; is of hopeful, rapid nature, very fearless, very kindly, without ill-humour and without guile. Of his classical and other literary attainments the translation of Æschylus is good evidence. His skill in practical teaching, too, I believe, has long been known. On the whole, he seems well calculated to do honour to the Edinburgh Chair of Greek.1

T. CARLYLE

Professor J. S. BLACKIE