New PDF release: The Letters of Thomas Babington Macaulay: Volume 6, January

By Thomas MacAulay, Thomas Pinney

The final 4 years of Macaulay's lifestyles, documented during this ultimate quantity of the Letters, all started as an agreeable coda to the remaining. He had come to phrases along with his invalid nation, and took nice pride within the success that he had already realised. He endured to paintings at his historical past, yet with none expectancies or anxieties, as a substitute he loved what his labours had already introduced him. First between those was once his apartment, Holly inn, in Kensington, the place he got rid of early in 1856 after approximately fifteen years in chambers on the Albany. At Holly inn, attended by way of servants, and visited through a gentle corporation of friends and family, Macaulay took excitement in pleasing, and in supervising the care of his bushes, garden and vegetation - novel amusements to an city bachelor of literary behavior.

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Cockburn described him in 1852 as 'a very singular youth, studious, thoughtful, benevolent, and ambitious. Without the least forwardness, he is always ready both with the pen and the tongue. . The only thing I cannot forgive him for is his small stature' (Journal, 11, 276-7). 18 Alfred Edward Chalon 25 February 1856 TO ALFRED EDWARD CHALON, 1 25 FEBRUARY 1856 Text: S. M. , Unpublished Letters of Lady Bulwer Lytton to A. E. , 1914, p. 311. February 25, 1856. Sir, I am very sensible of your kindness and shall be most happy to see you when we are neighbours.

1856 My dear Bishop of Oxford, Mrs. Walker1 is a very proper object of charity. Her brother was a man of great abilities and attainments, and was, as she says, kindly assisted by your father. I return her papers. This fine weather has had a reviving effect on me. I am about to leave my chambers for a house which I have taken on Campden Hill, next to the Duke of Argyle's, where we had a pleasant breakfast last summer. Ever yours truly, T B Macaulay TO F R A N C E S MACAULAY, 12 A P R I L 1856 MS: Trinity College.

I should have thought that you must have heard of the two Penns - the Menaechmi. That point was raised five or six years ago. I still believe in my own twin. But I allow that there is something to be said on the other side. This is absolutely the only issue in the controversy which bears dispute. If people doubt, they doubt only because they will not take the trouble to examine with care the authorities to which I have referred them. I am delighted with the tone of your letter. I most readily admit that you have had in one or two respects very bad luck.

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