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Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches   By: (1800-1859)

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"Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches" by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay is a collection of essays and speeches that showcase the author's wit, intelligence, and passion for history and literature. Macaulay's writing is eloquent and incisive, and his insights into politics, culture, and society are thought-provoking and still relevant today.

The collection covers a wide range of topics, from the history of Britain to the works of Shakespeare and Milton. Macaulay's love of language and literature shines through in his discussions of great literary works and his analysis of the evolution of the English language.

Overall, "Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches" is a fascinating and engaging read for anyone interested in history, literature, politics, and culture. Macaulay's sharp intellect and engaging writing style make this collection a must-read for fans of classic literature and historical writing.

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By By Thomas Babington Macaulay



Lord Macaulay always looked forward to a publication of his miscellaneous works, either by himself or by those who should represent him after his death. And latterly he expressly reserved, whenever the arrangements as to copyright made it necessary, the right of such publication.

The collection which is now published comprehends some of the earliest and some of the latest works which he composed. He was born on 25th October, 1800; commenced residence at Trinity College, Cambridge, in October, 1818; was elected Craven University Scholar in 1821; graduated as B.A. in 1822; was elected fellow of the college in October, 1824; was called to the bar in February, 1826, when he joined the Northern Circuit; and was elected member for Calne in 1830. After this last event, he did not long continue to practise at the bar. He went to India in 1834, whence he returned in June, 1838. He was elected member for Edinburgh, in 1839, and lost this seat in July, 1847; and this (though he was afterwards again elected for that city in July, 1852, without being a candidate) may be considered as the last instance of his taking an active part in the contests of public life... Continue reading book >>

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