Home > Uncategorized > Thomas Carlyle: Fighting with steel murder-tools

Thomas Carlyle: Fighting with steel murder-tools


Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

British writers on peace and war

Thomas Carlyle: Selections on war


Thomas Carlyle
From Past and Present

Fighting with steel murder-tools is surely a much uglier operation than Working, take it how you will….Under the sky is no uglier spectacle than two men with clenched teeth, and hellfire eyes, hacking one another’s flesh; converting precious living bodies, and priceless living souls, into nameless masses of putrescence, useful only for turnip-manure. How did a Chivalry ever come out of that; how anything that was not hideous, scandalous, infernal?

Categories: Uncategorized
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: