"The Lapps," says Castren, "have had the misfortune to come into close contact with foreign races while their language was yet in its tenderest infancy, and consequently it has not only adopted an endless number of foreign words, but in many grammatical aspects fashioned itself after foreign models."
Burke, who regarded him with great affection, said that he had "something high" in his nature, and that it was "a wild stock of pride on which the tenderest of all hearts had grafted the milder virtues."
The subject roused Carlyle's tenderest mood, and the Life is one of the most perfect in the language.
He went to Scotland to see his mother, to whom he had always shown the tenderest affection, on her deathbed at the end of 18J3.
He always showed the tenderest love for his mother, and was the best of brothers.