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MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS

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POEMS.

BY

T. BABINGTON MACAULAY.

New and Rebised Edition.

VOL. VI.

NEW YORK:

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

443 & 445 BROADWAY.

1861.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY THE BEQUEST OF

THEODORE JEWETT EASTMAN

1931

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PREFACE.

LORD MACAULAY always looked forward to a publication of his miscellaneous works, either by himself or by those who should represent him after his death. And latterly he expressly reserved, whenever the arrangements as to copyright made it necessary, the right of such publication.

The collection which is now published comprehends some of the earliest and some of the latest works which he composed. He was born on 25th October, 1800; commenced residence at Trinity College, Cambridge, in October, 1818; was elected Craven University Scholar in 1821; graduated as B. A. in 1822; was elected fellow of the college in October, 1824; was called to the bar in February, 1826, when he joined the Northern Circuit; and was elected member for Calne in 1830. After this last event, he did not long continue to practise at the bar. He went to India in 1834, whence he returned in June, 1838. He was elected member for Edinburgh in 1839, and lost this seat in July, 1847 and this (though he was afterwards again elected for that city in July, 1852, without being a candidate) may be considered as the last instance

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