Thomas Babington Macaulay  

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"In truth the censorship had scarcely put any restraint on licentiousness or profaneness. The Paradise Lost had narrowly escaped mutilation; for the Paradise Lost was the work of a man whose politics were hateful to the ruling powers. But Etherege's She Would If She Could, Wycherley's Country Wife, Dryden's Translations from the Fourth Book of Lucretius, obtained the Imprimatur without difficulty; for Dryden, Etherege and Wycherley were courtiers."--The History of England from the Accession of James the Second (1848) by Thomas Babington Macaulay

"I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in the country, such high moral values, people of such caliber, that I do not think we would conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation."--Thomas Babington Macaulay speech to the British Parliament, (1835)

Advance, and wander on through crumbling halls,
Through prostrate gates and ivied pedestals,

--"Pompeii" (1819) by Thomas Babington Macaulay

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Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800 – 1859) was a British historian and Whig politician.

He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history.

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