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Baphometic Fire-baptism, 128

Barebone's Parliament, 456

Battle-field, a, 131

Battle, Life-, our, 65;
with Folly and Sin, 94, 97

Being, the boundless Phantasmagoria of, 39

Belief and Opinion, 146, 147

Belief, the true god-announcing miracle, 292, 311, 375, 401;
war of, 430.
_See_ Religion, Scepticism.

Benthamism, 309, 400

Bible of Universal History, 134, 146

Biography, meaning and uses of, 56;
significance of biographic facts, 152

Blumine, 104;
her environment, 105;
character and relation to Teufelsdröckh, 106;
blissful bonds rent asunder, 109;
on her way to England, 116

Bolivar's Cavalry-uniform, 37

Books, miraculous influence of, 130, 149, 388, 392;
our modern University, Church and Parliament, 390

Boswell, his reverence for Johnson, 410

Banyan's _Pilgrim's Progress_, 244

Burns, Gilbert, 417

Burns, Robert, his birth, and humble heroic parents, 415;
rustic dialect of, 416;
the most gifted British soul of his century, 417;
his resemblance to Mirabeau, 418;
his sincerity, 419;
his visit to Edinburgh, 420;
Lion-hunters the ruin and death of, 421


CAABAH, the, with its Black Stone and Sacred Well, 284, 285

Canopus, the worship of, 247

Charles I. fatally incapable of being dealt with, 439

Childhood, happy season of, 68;
early influences and sports, 69

China, literary governors of, 397

Christian Faith, a good Mother's simple version of the, 75;
Temple of the, now in ruins, 145;
Passive-half of, 147

Christian Love, 143, 145

Church. _See_ Books.

Church-Clothes, 161;
living and dead Churches, 162;
the modern Church, and its Newspaper-Pulpits, 189

Circumstances, influence of, 71

Clergy, the, with their surplices and cassock-aprons girt-on, 32, 158

Clothes, not a spontaneous growth of the human animal, but an
artificial device, 2;
analogy between the Costumes of the body and the Customs of the
spirit, 25;
Decoration the first purpose of Clothes, 28;
what Clothes have done for us, and what they threaten to do, 30, 43;
fantastic garbs of the Middle Ages, 34;
a simple costume, 35;
tangible and mystic influences of Clothes, 36, 45;
animal and human Clothing contrasted, 41;
a Court-Ceremonial _minus_ Clothes, 45;
necessity for Clothes, 47;
transparent Clothes, 49;
all Emblematic things are Clothes, 54, 203;
Genesis of the modern Clothes-Philosopher, 61;
Character and conditions needed, 153, 156;
George Fox's suit of Leather, 159;
Church-Clothes, 161;
Old-Clothes, 179;
practical inferences, 203

Codification, 50

Combination, value of, 101, 221

Commons, British House of, 31

Concealment. _See_ Secrecy.

Constitution, our invaluable British, 187

Conversion, 149

Courtesy, due to all men, 179

Courtier, a luckless, 36

Cromwell, 430;
his hypochondria, 437, 442;
early marriage and conversion, 437;
an industrious farmer, 438;
his victories and participation in the King's death, 439;
practicalness of, 440;
his Ironsides, 440;
his speeches, 444, 459;
his 'ambition' and such-like, 446;
a 'Fanatic,' but gradually became a 'Hypocrite,' 452;
his dismissal of the Rump Parliament, 456;
Protectorship and Parliamentary Futilities, 457;
his last days, and closing sorrows, 460

Custom the greatest of Weavers, 194


DANDY, mystic significance of the, 204;
dandy worship, 206;
sacred books, 208;
articles of faith, 209;
a dandy household, 213;
tragically undermined by growing Drudgery, 214

Dante and his Book, 318;
biography in his Book, and Portrait, 319;
his birth, education and early career, 319, 320;
his love for Beatrice Portinari, 320;
unhappy marriage, 320;
banishment, 321;
uncourtier-like ways of, 321;
his _Divina Commedia_ genuinely a song, 322;
the Unseen World, as figured in the Christianity of the Middle
Ages, 329;
the 'uses' of Dante, 332

David, the Hebrew King, 281

Death, nourishment even in, 81, 127

Della Scala, the court of, 321

Devil, internecine war with the, 9, 90, 128, 139;
cannot now so much as believe in him, 127

Dilettantes and Pedants, 52;
patrons of Literature, 96

Diodorus Siculus, 284

Diogenes, 159

Divine Right of Kings, 424

Doubt can only be removed by Action, 147.
_See_ Unbelief.

Drudgery contrasted with Dandyism, 210;
'Communion of Drudges,' and what may come of it, 214

Duelling, a picture of, 136

Duty, no longer a divine Messenger and Guide, but a false earthly
Fantasm, 122, 123;
infinite nature of, 147, 309;
definition of, 267, 298;
sceptical spiritual paralysis, 398


EDDA, the Scandinavian, 253

Editor's first acquaintance with Teufelsdröckh and his Philosophy of
Clothes, 4;
efforts to make known his discovery to British readers, 7;
admitted into the Teufelsdröckh watch-tower, 14, 25;
first feels the pressure of his task, 37;
his bulky Weissnichtwo Packet, 55;
strenuous efforts to evolve some historic order out of such
interminable documentary confusion, 59;
partial success, 67, 76, 117;
mysterious hints, 152, 177;
astonishment and hesitation, 163;
congratulations, 201;
farewell, 219

Education, influence of early, 71;
insignificant portion depending on Schools, 77;
educational Architects, 79;
the inspired Thinker, 171

Eighteenth Century, the sceptical, 398, 404, 433

Eisleben, the birthplace of Luther, 358

Eliot, 433, 434

Elizabethan Era, the, 334

Emblems, all visible things, 54

Emigration, 173

Eternity, looking through Time, 15, 55, 168

Evil, Origin of, 143

Eyes and Spectacles, 51


FACTS, engraved Hierograms, for which the fewest have the key, 153

Faith, the one thing needful, 122

Fantasy, the true Heaven-gate or Hell-gate of man, 109, 165

Fashionable Novels, 208

Fatherhood, 65

Faults, his, not the criterion of any man 281

Feebleness, the true misery, 124

Fichte's theory of literary men, 385

Fire, and vital fire, 53, 129;
miraculous nature of, 254

Force, universal presence of, 53

Forms, necessity for, 431

Fortunatus' Wishing-hat, 195, 197

Fox's, George, heavenward aspirations and earthly independence, 159

_Fraser's Magazine_, 6, 227

Frederick the Great, symbolic glimpse of, 61

Friendship, now obsolete, 89;
an incredible tradition, 125, 174;
how it were possible, 161, 221

Frost. _See_ Fire.

Futteral and his Wife, 61

Future, organic filaments of the, 183


GENIUS, the world's treatment of, 94

German speculative thought, 2, 9, 20, 24, 41;
historical researches, 26, 56

Gerund-grinding, 80

Ghost, an authentic, 198

Giotto, his portrait of Dante, 319

God, the unslumbering, omnipresent, eternal, 40;
God's presence manifested to our eyes and hearts, 49;
an absentee God, 122

Goethe's inspired melody, 190;
'characters,' 337;
notablest of literary men, 386

Good, growth and propagation of, 75

Graphic, secret of being, 325

Gray's misconception of Norse lore, 270

Great Men, 134.
_See_ Man.

Grimm the German Antiquary, and Odin, 260

Gullibility, blessings of, 84

Gunpowder, use of, 29, 136


HABIT, how, makes dullards of us all, 42

Hagar, the Well of, 284, 285

Half-men, 139

Hampden, 433, 434

Happiness, the whim of, 144

Hegira, the, 295

Heroes, Universal History of the united biographies of, 139, 266;
how 'little critics' account for great men, 250;
all Heroes fundamentally of the same stuff, 265, 277, 312, 346,
383, 418;
Intellect the primary outfit, 338;
Heroism possible to all, 358, 375;
no man a hero to a valet-soul, 411, 433, 441

Hero-worship, the corner-stone of all Society, 189;
the tap-root of all Religion, 248-252, 277;
perennial in man, 252, 317, 357, 428

Heuschrecke and his biographic documents, 7;
his loose, zigzag, thin-visaged character, 18;
unaccustomed eloquence, and interminable documentary
superfluities, 56;
bewildered darkness, 223

History, all-inweaving tissue of, 15;
by what strange chances do we live in, 36;
a perpetual Revelation, 134, 148, 190

Homer's Iliad, 169

Hope, this world emphatically the place of, 122;
false shadows of, 140

Horse, his own tailor, 41

Hutchinson and Cromwell, 433, 460


ICELAND, the home of Norse Poets, 253

Ideal, the, exists only in the Actual, 148, 149

Idolatry, 351;
criminal only when insincere, 353

Igdrasil, the Life-Tree, 257, 334

Imagination. _See_ Fantasy.

Immortality, a glimpse of, 196

Imposture, statistics of, 84

Independence, foolish parade of, 175, 188

Indifference, centre of, 128

Infant intuitions and acquirements, 68;
genius and dulness, 71

Inspiration, perennial, 147, 157, 190

Intellect, the summary of man's gifts, 338, 397

Invention, 29, 120

Invisible, the, Nature the visible Garment of, 41;
invisible bonds, binding all Men together, 45;
the Visible and Invisible, 49, 164

Irish, the, Poor-Slave, 213

Islam, 291

Isolation, 81


JESUS OF NAZARETH, our divinest Symbol, 168, 171

Job, the Book of, 284

Johnson's difficulties, poverty, hypochondria, 405, 406;
rude self-help; stands genuinely by the old formulas, 406;
his noble unconscious sincerity, 408;
twofold Gospel, of Prudence and hatred of Cant, 409;
his _Dictionary_, 410;
the brave old Samuel, 411, 450

Jötuns, 254, 272

Julius the Second, Pope, 361


KADIJAH, the good, Mahomet's first Wife, 288, 292

King, our true, chosen for us in Heaven, 187;
the, a summary of all the various figures of Heroism, 424;
indispensable in all movements of men, 453

Kingdom, a man's, 91

Know thyself, and what thou canst work at, 124

Knox's influence on Scotland, 374;
the bravest of all Scotchmen, 376;
his unassuming career, 377;
is sent to the French Galleys, 377;
his colloquies with Queen Mary, 378;
vein of drollery, 380;
a brother to high and to low, 380;
his death, 381

Koran, the, 298

Koreish, the, Keepers of the Caabah, 293, 294, 354

Kranach's portrait of Luther, 372


LABOUR, sacredness of, 171

Ladrones Islands, what the natives of, thought regarding Fire, 254

Lamaism, Grand, 242

Land-owning, trade of, 96

Language, the Garment of Thought, 54;
dead vocables, 80

Laughter, significance of, 24

Leo X., the elegant Pagan Pope, 363

Liberty and Equality, 357, 428

Lieschen, 17

Life, Human, picture of, 14, 115, 129, 141;
life-purpose, 101;
speculative mystery of, 125, 181, 198;
the most important transaction in, 128;
nothingness of; 138, 139

Light the beginning of all Creation, 148

Literary Men, 383;
in China, 397

Literature, chaotic condition of, 387;
not our heaviest evil, 398

Logic-mortar and wordy Air-Castles, 40;
underground workshop of Logic, 50, 166

Louis XV., ungodly age of, 123

Love, what we emphatically name, 102;
pyrotechnic phenomena of, 103, 166;
not altogether a delirium, 109;
how possible, in its highest form, 145, 161, 221

Ludicrous, feeling and instances of the, 36, 136

Luther's birth and parentage, 358;
hardship and rigorous necessity;
death of his friend Alexis, 359;
becomes a monk;
his religious despair;
finds a Bible, 360;
his deliverance from darkness;
at Rome, 361;
Tetzel, 362;
burns the Pope's Bull, 363, 364;
at the Diet of Worms, 364;
King of the Reformation, 368;
'Duke Georges for nine days running,' 370;
his little daughter's deathbed;
his solitary Patmos, 371;
his Portrait, 372


MAGNA CHARTA, 203

Mahomet's birth, boyhood, and youth, 286;
marries Kadijah, 288;
quiet, unambitious life, 288;
divine commission, 290;
the good Kadijah believes him, 292;
Seid, his slave, 293;
his Cousin Ali, 293;
his offences and sore struggles, 293;
flight from Mecca; being driven to take the sword, he uses it, 295;
the Koran, 298;
a veritable Hero, 305;
Seid's death, 306;
freedom from cant, 306;
the infinite nature of duty, 309

Malthus's over-population panic, 170

Man, by nature _naked_, 2, 42, 46;
essentially a tool-using animal, 30;
the true Shekinah, 49;
a divine Emblem, 54, 165, 167, 180, 199;
two men alone honourable, 171.
_See_ Thinking Man.

Mary, Queen, and Knox, 378

Mayflower, sailing of the, 373

Mecca, its rise, 285; Mahomet's flight from, 294, 295

Metaphors, the stuff of Language, 54

Metaphysics inexpressibly unproductive, 40, 51

Middle Ages, represented by Dante and Shakspeare, 329, 333

Milton, 124

Mirabeau, his ambition, 450

Miracles, significance of, 191, 197

Monmouth Street, and its 'Ou' clo'' Angels of Doom, 181

Montrose, the Hero-Cavalier, 453, 454

Mother's, a, religious influence, 75

Motive-Millwrights, 166

Mountain scenery, 115

Musical, all deep things, 317

Mystery, all-pervading domain of, 51


NAKEDNESS and hypocritical Clothing, 42, 47;
a naked Court-Ceremonial, 45;
a naked Duke addressing a naked House of Lords, 46

Names, significance and influence of, 65, 195

Napoleon and his Political Evangel, 135;
compared with Cromwell, 461;
a portentous mixture of Quack and Hero, 462;
his instinct for the practical, 463;
his democratic _faith_ 463;
his hatred of Anarchy, 464;
apostatised from his old faith in Facts, and took to believing in
Semblances, 464, 465;
this Napoleonism was _unjust_, and could not last, 466

Nature, the God-written Apocalypse of,39, 49;
not an Aggregate but a Whole, 52, 116, 185, 193;
Nature alone antique, 79;
sympathy with, 115, 135;
the 'Living Garment of God,' 142;
Laws of Nature, 192;
all one great Miracle, 245, 302, 371;
a righteous umpire, 296

Necessity, brightened into Duty, 74

Newspaper Editors, 33;
our Mendicant Friars, 189, 190

Nothingness of life, 138, 139

Nottingham bargemen, 255, 256

Novalis, on Man, 248;
on Belief, 292;
on Shakspeare, 339


OBEDIENCE, the lesson of, 74, 75

Odin, the first Norse 'man of genius,' 258;
historic rumours and guesses, 259;
how he came to be deified, 261;
invented 'runes,' 263;
Hero, Prophet, God, 264

Olaf, King, and Thor, 275

Original man the _sincere_ man, 280, 356

Orpheus, 197

Over-population, 170

Own, conservation of a man's, 151


PAGANISM, Scandinavian, 241;
not mere Allegory, 243;
Nature-worship, 245, 266;
Hero-worship, 248;
creed of our fathers, 253, 272, 274;
Impersonation of the visible workings of Nature, 254;
contrasted with Greek Paganism, 256;
the first Norse Thinker, 258;
main practical Belief; indispensable to be brave, 267;
hearty, homely, rugged Mythology, 270;
Balder and Thor, 271;
Consecration of Valour, 276

Paradise and Fig-leaves, 27;
prospective Paradises, 102, 110

Parliaments superseded by Books, 392;
Cromwell's Parliaments, 454

Passivity and Activity, 74, 121

Past, the, inextricably linked with the Present, 129;
forever extant, 196;
the whole, the possession of the Present, 277

Paupers, what to do with, 173

Peace-Era, the much-predicted, 133

Peasant Saint, the, 172

_Pelham_, and the Whole Duty of Dandies, 209

Perseverance, law of, 178

Person, mystery of a, 48, 101, 103, 179

Philosophies, Cause-and-Effect, 26

Phoenix Death-birth, 178, 183, 201

Pitt, Mr., his reply when asked for help to Burns, 396

Plato, the child-man of, 245

Poet, the, and Prophet, 313, 332, 342

Poetry and Prose, distinction of, 315, 323

Popery, 367

Poverty, advantages of, 334

Priest, the true, a kind of Prophet, 346

Printing, consequences of, 392

Private judgment, 354

Progress of the Species, 349

Property, 150

Prose. _See_ Poetry.

Proselytising, 6, 221

Protestantism, the root of Modern European History, 364;
not dead yet, 367;
its living fruit, 373, 425

Purgatory, noble Catholic conception of, 328

Puritanism, founded by Knox, 373;
true beginning of America, 373;
the one epoch of Scotland, 374;
Theocracy, 381;
Puritanism in England, 430, 432, 453

Pym, 433, 434


QUACKERY originates nothing, 242, 279;
age of, 403;
Quacks and Dupes, 441


RADICALISM, Speculative, 10, 20, 47, 188

Ragnarök, 275

Raleigh's, Sir Walter, fine mantle, 36

Ramadhan, the month of, 290

Raphael, the best of Portrait-Painters, 326

Reformer, the true, 347

Religion, dead letter and living spirit of, 87;
weaving new vestures, 162, 207;
a man's, the chief fact with regard to him, 240;
based on Hero-worship, 248;
propagating by the sword, 295;
cannot succeed by being 'easy,' 304

Reverence, early growth of, 75;
indispensability of, 188

Revolution, 423;
the French, 423, 461

Richter, 24, 369

Right and Wrong, 309, 329

Rousseau, not a strong man, 411;
his Portrait;
egoism, 412;
his passionate appeals, 413;
his books, like himself, unhealthy; the Evangelist of the French
Revolution, 414

Runes, 263, 264, 388


SABEANS, the worship of, 247, 283

Sæmund, an early Christian priest, 253, 254

St. Clement Danes, Church of, 407

Saints, living Communion of, 185, 190

Sarcasm, the panoply of, 99

_Sartor Resartus_, genesis of, 7;
its purpose, 201

Saturn or Chronos, 98

Savage, the aboriginal, 28

Scarecrow, significance of the, 46

Sceptical goose-cackle, 51

Scepticism, a spiritual paralysis, 398-405, 433

Schlegel, August Wilhelm, 341

School education, insignificance of, 78, 80;
tin-kettle terrors and incitements, 78;
need of Soul-Architects, 80

Science, the Torch of, 1;
the Scientific Head, 51

Scotland awakened into life by Knox, 374

Secrecy, benignant efficacies of, 164

Secret, the open, 313

Seid, Mahomet's slave and friend, 293, 306

Self-activity, 20

Self-annihilation, 141

Shakspeare and the Elizabethan Era, 334;
his all-sufficing intellect, 335, 338;
his Characters, 337;
his Dramas, a part of Nature herself, 340;
his joyful tranquillity, and overflowing love of laughter, 340;
his hearty Patriotism, 342;
glimpses of the world that was in him, 342;
a heaven-sent Light-Bringer, 343;
a King of Saxondom, 345

Shame, divine, mysterious growth of, 30;
the soil of all Virtue, 165

Shekinah, Man the true, 247

Silence, 135;
the element in which all great things fashion themselves, 164;
the great empires of, 333, 449

Simon's, Saint-, aphorism of the golden age, 178;
a false application, 223

Sincerity, better than gracefulness, 267;
the first characteristic of heroism and originality, 280, 289, 356,
358, 384

Smoke, advantage of consuming one's, 114

Snorro, his description of Odin, 260, 264, 268

Society founded upon Cloth, 38, 45, 47;
how Society becomes possible, 162;
social Death and New-Birth, 163, 178, 183, 201;
as good as extinct, 174

Solitude. _See_ Silence.

Sorrow-pangs of Self-deliverance, 115, 120, 121;
divine depths of Sorrow, 143;
Worship of Sorrow, 146

Southey, and Literature, 396

Space and Time, the Dream-Canvas upon which Life is imaged, 40, 49,
192, 195

Spartan wisdom, 172

Speculative intuition, 38.
_See_ German.

Speech, great, but not greatest, 164

Sphinx-riddle, the Universe a, 97

Star worship, 247, 283

Stealing, 151, 172

Stupidity, blessings of, 123

Style, varieties of, 54

Suicide, 126

Summary, 231

Sunset, 70, 116

Swallows, migrations and co-operative instincts of, 72

Swineherd, the, 70

Symbols, 163;
wondrous agency of, 164;
extrinsic and intrinsic, 167;
superannuated, 169, 175


TABÛC, the War of, 306

Tailors, symbolic significance of, 217

Temptations in the wilderness, 138

Testimonies of Authors, 227

Tetzel, the Monk, 362, 363

Teufelsdröckh's Philosophy of Clothes, 4;
he proposes a toast, 10;
his personal aspect, and silent deep-seated Sansculottism, 11;
thawed into speech, 13;
memorable watch-tower utterances, 14;
alone with the Stars, 16;
extremely miscellaneous environment, 17;
plainness of speech, 21;
universal learning, and multiplex literary style, 22;
ambiguous-looking morality, 23;
one instance of laughter, 24;
almost total want of arrangement, 25;
feeling of the ludicrous, 36;
speculative Radicalism, 47;
a singular Character, 58;
Genesis properly an Exodus, 62;
unprecedented Name, 65;
infantine experience, 66;
Pedagogy, 76;
an almost Hindoo Passivity, 76;
schoolboy jostling, 79;
heterogeneous University Life, 83;
fever-paroxysms of Doubt, 87;
first practical knowledge of the English, 88;
getting under way, 90;
ill success, 94;
glimpse of high life, 96;
casts himself on the Universe, 101;
reverent feeling towards Women, 102;
frantically in love, 104;
first interview with Blumine, 106;
inspired moments, 108;
short of practical kitchen-stuff, 111;
ideal bliss and actual catastrophe, 112;
sorrows and peripatetic stoicism, 113;
a parting glimpse of his Beloved on her way to England, 116;
how he overran the whole earth, 118;
Doubt darkened unto Unbelief, 122;
love of Truth, 124;
a feeble unit, amidst a threatening Infinitude, 125;
Baphometic Fire-baptism, 128;
placid indifference, 129;
a Hyperborean intruder, 136;
Nothingness of life, 138;
Temptations in the wilderness, 138;
dawning of a better day, 141;
the Ideal in the Actual, 148;
finds his true Calling, 149;
his Biography a symbolic Adumbration, significant to those who can
decipher it, 152;
a wonder-lover, seeker and worker, 156;
in Monmouth Street among the Hebrews, 181;
concluding hints, 219;
his public History not yet done, perhaps the better part only
beginning, 223

Theocracy, a, striven for by all true Reformers, 382, 451

Thinking Man, a, the worst enemy of the Prince of Darkness, 91, 150;
true Thought can never die, 185

Thor, and his adventures, 255, 271-274;
his last appearance, 275

Thought, miraculous influence of, 258, 266, 393;
_musical_ Thought, 316

Thunder. _See_ Thor.

Time, the great mystery of, 246

Time-Spirit, life-battle with the, 65, 98;
Time, the universal wonder-hider, 197

Titles of Honour, 186

Tolerance, true and false, 368, 379

Tools, influence of, 30;
the Pen, most miraculous of tools, 150

Trial by Jury, Burke's opinion of, 422

Turenne, 312


UNBELIEF, era of, 86, 112;
Doubt darkening into, 121;
escape from, 139

Universities, 83, 389

Utgard, Thor's expedition to, 273, 274

Utilitarianism, 121, 176


VALKYRS, the, 267, 268

Valour, the basis of all virtue, 268, 271;
Norse consecration of, 276;
Christian Valour, 351

_Vates_, the, 313, 314, 317

View-hunting and diseased Self-consciousness, 117

Voltaire, 146;
the Parisian Divinity, 189;
Voltaire-worship, 251, 252


WAR, 131

Wisdom, 50

Wish, the Norse god, 255;
enlarged into a heaven by Mahomet, 310

Woman's influence, 102

Wonder the basis of Worship, 50;
region of, 51

Words, slavery to, 40;
Word-mongering and Motive-grinding, 123

Workshop of Life, 149.
_See_ Labour.

Worms, Luther at, 364

Worship, transcendent wonder, 247.
_See_ Hero-worship.


YOUNG Men and Maidens, 97


ZEMZEM, the sacred Well, 284




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