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Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 1 by Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay
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THE MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS AND SPEECHES

OF

LORD MACAULAY.




VOLUME I.


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