The Ridpath Library Of Universal Literature (volume 16); A Biographical And Bibliographical…

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byJohn Clark Ridpath

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1898 Excerpt: ... MACAULAY, Thomas Babington (raised to the peerage in 1857, under the title, "Baron Macaulay of Rothley "), an English statesman and historian, born at Rothley in Leicestershire, October 25, 1800; died at Kensington, London, December 28, 1859. His father, Zachary Macaulay, was a West Indian merchant noted for his philanthropy. The son was entered at Trinity College, Cambridge, at the age of eighteen, and won high honors, taking his Bachelor's degree in 1822, and his Master's degree in 1825. He was called to the bar in 1826, though he nevermore than nominally entered upon legal practice. As early as 1823 he began to contribute, in prose and verse, to Knight's Quarterly Magazine, a brilliant periodical, of which only a few numbers were issued. Among his contributions in verse were the ballads of Moncontour and Ivry, and notable among his prose pieces the imaginary Conversation between Mr. Abraham Cowley and Mr. John Milton, touching the Great Civil War, which he himself regarded as not inferior to anything which he ever afterward wrote. Macaulay's connection with the Edinburgh Review began in 1825. This connection with the Edinburgh Review lasted, with occasional interruptions, about twenty years, the last being that on "Tne Earl of Chatham" (October, 1844). There are in all about forty of these articles in the Edinburgh Review, several of which, however, are not included in the collection of his Miscellanies. made by himself. Between 1853 and 1859 Macau lay furnished to the Encyelopcedia Britannica biographico-critical articles upon Atterbury, Bunyan, Goldsmith, Johnson, and Pitt. The strictly political life of Macaulay dates from 1830, when he was brought into Parliament by the Marquis of Lansdowne as member for his "pocket borough" of Calne, and at once too...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1898 Excerpt: ... MACAULAY, Thomas Babington (raised to the peerage in 1857, under the title, "Baron Macaulay of Rothley "), an English statesman ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217105319

ISBN - 13:9780217105316

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