Carlyle's views on the English

               Thomas carlyle occupies the prime position among the British writers and thinkers who belong to the great Victorian era. In his famous essay, The English, Carlyle writes in praise of the English as people rich in their practical sense, which gives hope in the midst of all bewilderments. But he criticizes their inability to speak out. The English are dumb people.
Their attitude being too materialistic, in the hectic rush, they have failed to bring forth any atrists , with a few exceptions like William Shakespeare. According to Carlyle, the English are the most stupidest in speech, but the wisest in action. The small passer by does not discern his greatness. But his stupidity is wiser than their wisdom.