Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh Carlyle

"Commenting on the marriage of Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh Carlyle, a mutual acquaintance suggested to Tennyson that it was a pity because with anybody else each might have been quite happy. Tennyson disagreed: 'By any other arrangement four people would have been unhappy instead of two.'"

from The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes, edited by Clifton Fadiman.

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