Edmund J. Sullivan
Sartor Resartus, Page 25
Sullivan here refers to Young's "Night Thoughts," the perfect poem to characterize one side of Tuefelsdröckh, and by depicting him looking out of a window into the night, he draws upon a characteristically romantic and Victorian image -- that of a person, most often a woman, looking contemplatively out a window, thus symbolizing the soul's existence trapped inside the body, which is one of Carlyle's main emphases.
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