Critical And Historical Essays, Contributed To The Edinburgh Review (volume 4)

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byThomas Babington Macaulay

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Staatsbibliothok MtoilEN CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS CONTRIBUTED TO THE EDINBUKGH REVIEW. LORD CLIVE. (january, 1840.) The Life of Robert Lord Clivej collected from the Family Papert, communicated by the Earl of Powii. By M-uou-gknkrai. Sir John Malcolm, K CIS. 3 vols. 8vo. London: 1836. Vt E have always thought it strange that, while the history of the Spanish empire in America is familiarly known to all the nations of Europe, the great actions of our countrymen in the East should, even among ourselves, excite little interest. Every schoolboy knows who imprisoned Montezuma, and who strangled Atahualpa. But we doubt whether one in ten, even among English gentlemen of highly cultivated minds, can tell who won the battle of Buxar, who perpetrated the massacre of Patna, whether Surajah Dowlah ruled in Oude or in Travancore, or whether Holkar was a Hindoo or a Mussulman. Yet the victories of Cortes were gained over savages who had no letters, who were ignorant of the use of metals, who had not broken in a single animal to labour, who wielded no better weapons than those which could be made out of sticks, flints, and fish-bones, who regarded a horse-soldier as a monster, half man and half beast, who took a harquebusier for a sorcerer, able to scatter the thunder and lightMacaulay, Essays. IV. 1 ning of the skies. The people of India, when we subdued them, were ten times as numerous as the Americans whom the Spaniards vanquished, and were at the same time quite as highly civilised as the victorious Spaniards. They had reared cities larger and fairer than Saragossa or Toledo, and buildings more beautiful and costly than the cathedral of Seville. They could show bankers richer than the richest firms of Barcelona or Cadiz, viceroys whose splendour far surpassed that o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Staatsbibliothok MtoilEN CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS CONTRIBUTED TO THE EDINBUKGH REVIEW. LORD CLIVE. (january, 1840.) The Life of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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