These be the great Twin Brethren To whom the Dorians pray.
Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)
Source: The Battle of Lake Regillus. (From His Essays.)
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He had a head which statuaries loved to copy, and a foot the deformity of which the beggars in the streets mimicked.
Source: On Moore's Life of Lord Byron. 1830. (From His Essays.)
Every generation enjoys the use of a vast hoard bequeathed to it by antiquity, and transmits that hoard, augmented by fresh acquisitions, to future ages.
Source: History of England
The history of nations, in the sense in which I use the word, is often best studied in works not professedly historical.
Source: On Mitford's History of Greece. 1824. (From His Essays.)
Ye diners-out from whom we guard our spoons.
Source: Political Georgics. (From His Essays.)
Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.
Source: "Southey's Coloquies on Society," 1830.
It is the nature of man to overrate present evil and to underrate present good; to long for what he has not, and to be dissatisfied with what he has.
I have not the Chancellor's encyclopedic mind. He is indeed a kind of semi-Solomon. He half knows everything, from the cedar to the hyssop.
Source: Letter to Macvey Napier, Dec. 17, 1830. (From His Essays.)
It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.
Free trade, one of the greatest blessings which a government can confer on a people, is in almost every country unpopular.
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