Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2 by Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay

Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2

byThomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay

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The public voice has assigned to Dryden the first place in the second rank of our poets, — no mean station in a table of intellectual precedency so rich in illustrious names. It is allowed that, even of the few who were his superiors in genius, none has exercised a more extensive or permanent influence on the national habits of thought and expression. His life was commensurate with the period during which a great revolution in the public taste was effected; and in that revolution he played the part of Cromwell. By unscrupulously taking the lead in its wildest excesses, he obtained the absolute guidance of it. By trampling on laws, he acquired the authority of a legislator. By signalising himself as the most daring and irreverent of rebels, he raised himself to the dignity of a recognised prince. He commenced his career by the most frantic outrages. He terminated it in the repose of established sovereignty, — the author of a new code, the root of a new dynasty.
Title:Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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