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" The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age is exhibited in miniature. He relates no fact, he attributes no expression to his characters, which is not authenticated by sufficient testimony. But by judicious selection,... "
The Southern literary messenger - Page 14
1849
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1840
...sights, and from having held formal conferences with a few great officers. The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age...fiction. In his narrative, a due subordination is observed ; some transactions are prominent, others retire. But the scale on which he represents them...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1846 - 758 pages
...sights, and from having held formal conferences with a few great officers. The perfect historian is on Macaulay observed ; some transactions are prominent, others retire. But the scale on which he represents them...
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The Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

English essays - 1852
...sights, and from having held formal conferences with a few great officers. The perfect historian is nhabits Europe. The members of her community observed ; some transactions are prominent, others retire. B ' the scale on which he represents them...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1852 - 744 pages
...having held formal conferences with a few great officers. The perfect historian is he in whose work %e character and spirit of an age is exhibited in miniature....fiction. In his narrative, a due subordination is observed ; some transactions are prominent, others retire. But the scale on which he represents them...
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The Protestant Episcopal Quarterly Review, and Church Register, Volume 3

1856
...historians, and has very few superiors among dramatists and novelists." Again. " The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age is exhibited miniature. He relates no fact, he attributes no expression to his characters which is not authenticated...
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The National Review, Volume 2

1856
...trait; he can paint, and justly paint, any manners he chooses. " A perfect historian," he tells us, " is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age...by fiction. In his narrative a due subordination is observed — some transactions are prominent, others retire ; but the scale on which he represents...
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Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time: Being ..., Volume 2

John Fanning Watson - Pennsylvania - 1857
...The Edinburgh Review, in discussing the leading objects of history, says," the perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age is exhibited in miniature; by judicious selections, rejections and arrangement, he gives to truth those attractions, which have...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1858 - 744 pages
...sights, and from having held formal conferences with a few great officers. The perfect historian is hat the fancy and the judgment grow together. It happens...still more rarely that the judgment grows faster than bjr judicious selection, rejection, and arrangement, he gives to truth those attractions which have...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1859 - 744 pages
...sights, and from having held formal conferences with a few great officers. The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age...fiction. In his narrative, a due subordination is observed ; some transactions are prominent, others retire. But the scale on which he represents them...
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The Miscellaneous Writings of Lord Macaulay: Contributions to Knight's ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1860
...sights, and from having held formal conferences with a few great officers. The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age...by fiction. In his narrative a due subordination is observed : some transactions are prominent ; others retire. But the scale on which he represents them...
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