"His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar."
"Thus then stands the case: it is good that authors should be remunerated and the least exceptionable way of remunerating them is by a monopoly, yet monopoly is an evil for the sake of the good. We must submit to the evil, but the evil ought not to last a day longer than is necessary for the purpose of securing the good."
The History of England from the Accession of James II; available in five volumes from Project Gutenberg;  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/1468),  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/2439),  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/2612),  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/2613),  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/2614)
Critical and Historical Essays, edited by Alexander James Grieve; available in two volumes from Project Gutenberg;  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/2332),  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/2333)
The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, available in four volumes from Project Gutenberg;  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/2167),  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/2168),  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/2169),  (http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/2170)
Machiavelli; online at bartleby.com;  (http://www.bartleby.com/27/24.html)
Thomas Babington (or Babbington) Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (October 25, 1800 - December 28, 1859) was a nineteenth century British poet, historian and Whig politician.
The son of Zachary Macaulay, a British colonial governor and abolitionist, Macaulay was born in Leicestershire and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Serving on the Supreme Council of India between 1834 and 1838 Macaulay was instrumental in creating the foundations of bilingual colonial India, by convincing the council and parliament to close schools and colleges teaching in Sanskrit or Arabic and instead to teach English to "natives" and provide education in English only.
On his return to England, Macaulay devoted himself to writing history, but returned to public office as secretary of war (183941), paymaster of the forces (184647), and member of Parliament (183947, 185256).
In 1857 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Macaulay of Rothley.
Macaulays greatest work and one of the great works of the 19th cent.
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