was nothing mercenary or selfish in his nature; when affluent, he gave away with an open hand, often rashly. He served as Irish secretary until August 1710. Reform Act (1832 Macaulay eloquently supported the cause of parliamentary reform and was regarded as a leading figure in an age of great orators. Nisbet Adam Smith on the Sympathy one feels for those Vanquished in a battle rather than for the Victors (1762) Adam Smith Hugo Grotius on sparing Civilian Property from Destruction in Time of War (1625) Hugo Grotius Bernard Mandeville on how the Hardships and Fatigues. 28 In 1852, the voters of Edinburgh offered to re-elect him to Parliament. 6 The young Macaulay was noted as a child prodigy; as a toddler, gazing out of the window from his cot at the chimneys of a local factory, he is reputed to have asked his father whether the smoke came from the fires of hell.
He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer; his books on British history have been hailed as literary masterpieces.
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(184961 this work, which covers the period 16881702, secured his place as one of the founders of what has been called the Whig interpretation.
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Government service, in London Addison renewed his friendship with Somers and Halifax and other members of the. Halifax who saw in Addison a writer whose services were of potential use to the crown. By taste and training an orator, his writing was special pleading rather than impartial presentation. Samuel Johnsons praise of The Spectator as a model of prose style established Addison as one of the most admired and influential masters of prose in the language. Macaulay's hold their own with the best". But Auschwitz and Hiroshima destroyed this century's claim to moral superiority over its predecessors, while the exhaustion of natural resources raises serious doubts about the continuation even of material progress into the next. 1718) and the poetic epistle. is not simply partisan; a judgement, like that of Firth, that Macaulay was always the Whig politician could hardly be more inapposite.