Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 3 by Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay

Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 3

byThomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay

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Francis Atterbury, a man who holds a conspicuous place in the political, ecclesiastical, and literary history of England, was born in the year 1662, at Middleton in Buckinghamshire, a parish of which his father was rector. Francis was educated at Westminster School, and carried thence to Christchurch a stock of learning which, though really scanty, he through life exhibited with such judicious ostentation that superficial observers believed his attainments to be immense. At Oxford, his parts, his taste, and his bold, contemptuous, and imperious spirit, soon made him conspicuous. Here he published at twenty, his first work, a translation of the noble poem of Absalom and Achitophel into Latin verse. Neither the style nor the versification of the young scholar was that of the Augustan age. In English composition he succeeded much better. In 1687 he distinguished himself among many able men who wrote in defence of the Church of England, then persecuted by James II. , and calumniated by apostates who had for lucre quitted her communion
Title:Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 3Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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