August 1857-June 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 33


TC TO RALPH WALDO EMERSON ; 30 June 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580630-TC-AMFR-01; CL 33: 262-263


Cummertrees, N.B. (for Chelsea, London) 30 june, 1858—

To all my American friends who take interest in Lecturing, I can recommend Professor A. J. Scott, as a man of dignified serious character and manners; possessing high intellectual gifts, matured by study, consciencious experience, and earnest meditation on the facts of this world, to a degree far beyond common in our time. Of his Lectures on the Age of Dante1 I have heard much admiration expressed by persons of judgement; and I myself, by long acquaintance, know Mr Scott to be a man extremely well worth hearing on any subject he undertakes to discourse of.

T. Carlyle