Macaulay critical and historical essays

We will therefore take this opportunity of making a few remarks on an error which iswe fear, becoming common, and which appears to us not only absurd, but as pernicious as almost any error concerning the transactions of a past age can possibly be.

Faint glimpses of truth begin to appear, and shine more and more unto the perfect day. What is in fact striking is the extent to which his History of England at least has survived subsequent research.

He is, I am persuaded, grossly, basely unfair. He died of a heart attack on 28 Decemberaged 59, leaving his major work, The History of England from the Accession of James the Second incomplete.

In appearance he was short and stocky, with plain features that reflected a powerful mind and a frank and open character. Macaulay, Longman went on, was not read now; there was no demand for his books.

From here Macaulay looks like the top of one of those sunlit mountains he talks about, far away across the darkling plain of stupidity that is the 20th century and the latter part of the 19th.

If his outlook was insular, however, it was surely British rather than English. He writes rationally, with controlled passion, with surgical wit.

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His account of debates has been thrown into the shade by Ranke, his account of diplomatic affairs, by Klopp. Read him therefore to find out how it comes that the most unsympathetic of critics can think him very nearly the greatest of English writers… [44] InActon asserted that: Administration in India In Macaulay accepted an invitation to serve on the recently created Supreme Council of Indiaforeseeing that he could save from his salary enough to give him a competence for life.

After publication of his first two volumes, his hope was to complete his work with the death of Queen Anne in The age of imperialism is over; the age of property as the buttress of the power of a class is over. As we would have our descendants judge us, so ought we to judge our fathers.

It is, I believe, no exaggeration to say that all the historical information which has been collected from all the books written in the Sanscrit language is less valuable than what may be found in the most paltry abridgments used at preparatory schools in England.

If this review was one of the Essays, I would go on for another ten thousand words, but instead I will be brief. Yet, despite these severe limitations, his greatness is incontrovertible, and, regarded solely as a work of art, the status of his History remains unassailed.

But it is also reflected in History; the most stirring passages in the work are those that describe the " Glorious Revolution " of Macaulay studied law and was called to the bar in but never practiced seriously.

Remarkably, he was elected on those terms. Thomas was the eldest of their nine children and devoted to his family, his deepest affection being reserved for two of his sisters, Hannah and Margaret.

He resigned his seat in January Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, FRS FRSE PC His essays, originally published in the Edinburgh Review, were collected as Critical and Historical Essays in Historian.

During the s, Macaulay undertook his most famous work.

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