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Excerpt from Crowned Masterpieces of Eloquence, Representing the Advance of Civilization, as Collected in the World's Best Orations, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Vol. 8 As an orator he illustrates the same perfection of lucid style which immortalizes his Essays. This is shown in his address, The Literature of England, as it is in the abler address, PopularExcerpt from Crowned Masterpieces of Eloquence, Representing the Advance of Civilization, as Collected in the World's Best Orations, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Vol. 8 As an orator he illustrates the same perfection of lucid style which immortalizes his Essays. This is shown in his address, The Literature of England, as it is in the abler address, Popular Education. It must not be forgotten in considering the latter address, that however commonplace the great ideas it expresses may now seem to be, his genius in giving them expression so fit and memorable could not have failed to do much to give them that currency and vogue which finally achieve their triumph in becoming the commonplace. Macaulay was born October 25th, 1800, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He entered public life as a Member of Parliament in 1830 and divided his time between public affairs and literature until his death, December 28th, 1859. He was a member of the Supreme Council of India, and, after his return to England, served twice in the Cabinet. In 1857 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Macaulay of Rothley. With Brougham he forms the connecting link between the great English Whig orators of the American Revolutionary period and the "Gladstone Liberals" of the second half of the nineteenth century. The Literature Of England (Delivered at the opening of the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution, on November 4th, 1846) I thank you, gentlemen, for this cordial reception. I have thought it right to steal a short time from duties not unimportant for the purpose of lending my aid to an undertaking calculated, as I think, to raise the credit and to promote the best interests of the city, which has so many claims on my gratitude. The Directors of our Institution have requested me to propose to you as a toast The Literature of Britain. They could not have assigned to me a more agreeable duty. The chief object of this Institution is, I conceive, to impart knowledge through the medium of our own language. Edinburgh is already rich in libraries worthy of her fame as a seat of literature and a seat of jurisprudence. A man of letters can here, without difficulty, obtain access to repositories filled with the wisdom of many ages and of many nations. But something was still wanting. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works....

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