Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle

1801 - 1866

A Quote by Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle on absence, art, humanity, photography, pleasure, suffering, and time

Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time - this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle (1801 - 1866)

Source: Letter, 21 Oct 1859; in The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, 1970.

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