Thomas babington macaulay critical and historical essays

But we will not go into the discussion of these points. In the mean time, Cecil quietly extricated himself, and, having been successively patronised by Henry, by Somerset, and by Northumberland, continued to flourish under the protection of Mary.

The Emperor Leopold was son of a daughter of Philip the Third, and was therefore first cousin to Charles. We conceive that it is the same with political science. Neither the facts which Dr. Louis would have blushed to receive from those who composed the gorgeous circles of Marli and Versailles such outward marks of servitude as the haughty Britoness exacted of all who approached her.

Thus, when intelligence arrived of the vast preparations which Philip was making for the subjugation of the realm, the first person to whom the government thought of applying for assistance was the Lord Mayor of London.

Nonconformity was severely punished. It is therefore in such a state of society that we may expect to find the poetical temperament in its highest perfection. They held firmly those doctrines which are common to the Catholic and to the Protestant theology. A third evokes all the dear classical recollections of childhood, the school-room, the dog-eared Virgil, the holiday, and the prize.

Yet her memory is still dear to the hearts of a free people. His dead men are merely living men in strange situations. His mind was even more distempered than his body. Then a reaction came.

We had intended also to say something concerning the literature of that splendid period, and especially concerning those two incomparable men, the Prince of Poets, and the Prince of Philosophers, who have made the Elizabethan age a more glorious and important era in the history of the human mind than the age of Pericles, of Augustus, or of Leo.

The only event of modern times which can be properly compared with the Reformation is the French Revolution, or, to speak more accurately, that great revolution of political feeling which took place in almost every part of the civilised world during the eighteenth century, and which obtained in France its most terrible and signal triumph.

No person can answer in the negative, unless he refuses credit, not merely to all the accusations brought against Charles by his opponents, but to the narratives of the warmest Royalists, and to the confessions of the King himself.

It is to such considerations as these, together with his Vandyke dress, his handsome face, and his peaked beard, that he owes, we verily believe, most of his popularity with the present generation.

One part of the empire there was so unhappily circumstanced, that at that time its misery was necessary to our happiness, and its slavery to our freedom. He hesitates; he evades; at last he bargains to give his assent for five subsidies.

I am going to assume that this Douglas Jerrold is not him, but a minor academic who has sunk into obscurity, like I expect to myself one day. Some organ, constitutional or unconstitutional, they will assuredly find.

He has undoubtedly some of the most valuable qualities of a historian, great diligence in examining authorities, great judgment in weighing testimony, and great impartiality in estimating characters.

The English in the sixteenth century were, beyond all doubt, a free people. To the tyranny of the establishment succeeded the tumultuous conflict of sects, infuriated by manifold wrongs, Edition: Those risings clearly showed how small and feeble both the parties were.

The claim of the Electoral Prince of Bavaria was weaker. The strength of his imagination triumphed over every obstacle. As we would have our descendants judge us, so ought we to judge our fathers. Like those physical sciences which we have mentioned, it has always been working itself clearer and clearer, and depositing impurity after impurity.

The best book on their side of the question is the charming narrative of Mrs. The author does not attempt to polish and brighten his composition into the Ciceronian gloss and brilliancy.

She assumed the power of legislating by means of proclamations. Whoever wishes to be well acquainted with the morbid anatomy of governments, whoever wishes to know how great states may be made feeble and wretched, should study the history of Spain.

Critical and Historical Essays

Towards the close of the reign of Elizabeth, the people felt themselves aggrieved by the monopolies. The courtly graces of Leicester, the brilliant talents and accomplishments of Essex, touched the fancy, perhaps the heart, of the woman; but no rival could deprive the Treasurer of the place which he possessed in the favour of the Queen.

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