xt7qjq0stw34_2528 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7qjq0stw34/data/mets.xml https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7qjq0stw34/data/1997ms474.dao.xml unknown archival material 1997ms474 English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. W. Hugh Peal manuscript collection Thomas Babington Macaulay clipping text 43.94 Cubic Feet 86 boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 22 items Poor-Good Peal accession no. 11453. Thomas Babington Macaulay clipping 2017 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7qjq0stw34/data/1997ms474/Box_24/Folder_76/Multipage8580.pdf undated section false xt7qjq0stw34_2528 xt7qjq0stw34 THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY.

THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY: A famous English historian,
essayist, poet, and statesman; born at Rothley Temple, Leicester-
shire, October 25, 1800 ,- died at Kensington, December 28, 1859.
He was entered at Trinity College, Cambridge, at the age of eighteen,
and won high honors, taking his Bachelor’s degree in 1822, and his
Master’s degree in 1825. He was called to the bar in 1826, though
he never more than nominally entered upon legal practice. As
early as 1823 he began to contribute, in prose and verse, to
“ Knight’s Quarterly Magazine,” a brilliant periodical, of which only
a few numbers were issued. Among his contributions in verse were
the ballads of “Moncontour ” and “ Ivry,” and notable among his
prose pieces the imaginary “Conversation between Mr. Abraham
Cowley and Mr. John Milton, touching the Great Civil War,” which
he himself regarded as not inferior to anything which he ever after—
ward wrote. Macaulay’s connection with the “ Edinburgh Review ”
began in 1825. This connection with the “Edinburgh Review”
lasted, with occasional interruptions, about twenty years, the last
contribution being that on “The Earl of Chatham ” (October, 1844.)
He was Member of Parliament 1830—34, 1839—47, 1852—57 ; member
of the Supreme Council in India (residing at Calcutta, with a salary
of £10,000 a year), 1834—38 ; Secretary of War 1839—41 ; Paymaster-
General 1846—47. The “ History of England” is his one large work.
Vols. i. and ii. appeared in 1849; iii. and iv. in 1855; v., edited
by his sister Lady Trevelyan, in 1866. His “Lays of Ancient
Rome” appeared in 1842. His works have been published in in-
numerable forms in many countries; a complete edition, edited by
Lady Trevelyan, appeared in 1866. He was a keen critic, an eloquent
and convincing orator, and one of the most delightful of English
letter-writers. He has contributed to English literature a vast
number of brilliant essays.



Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty
scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if. God wills that
it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two
hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and
until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by
another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years
ago, so still it must be said that “the judgments of the Lord
are true and righteous altogether.”

With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firm-
ness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive
on, to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds,
to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his wid-
ow and orphans, to do all which may achieve and cherish a
just and a lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.


Fourseore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth
upon this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and
dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether
that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can
long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war.
We are met to dedicate a portion of it as the final resting place
of those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot conse-
erate, we cannot hallow, this ground. The brave men, living
and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above
our power to add or detract. The world will little note nor
long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what
they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated
here to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly
carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great
task remaining before us; that from these honored dead we take
increased devotion to the cause for which they here ave the last