Vicky C. answered 04/28/21
Several years experience as a TA, specialties in Eng & Psych
Hello! I can only offer my own interpretation of this quote and also share that I do feel there are great similarities between Carlyle's quote and Brown's as well. Mainly, I infer that this quote is suggesting that we often "know" something about a person, place, idea, and so on instinctually before we are able to reason out in our minds why that is or why we feel such a way. For example, one may feel great care and affection for a person that they have only known briefly without being able to rationalize it in their minds. Later on, they come to learn all the details and qualities of that person that make them an exceptional human being and deserving of that affection.
Hopefully it helps to gain another perspective!
Shella D.I can draw what you are trying to infer and correlate it to inner faculties. Thank you very much for the response!