Thomas Babington

whose life and work were interwoven with India
*introduction by fwp*

*Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay: introduction by Sir George Otto Trevelyan (1876)*

*1800-1818*: "I am very much pleased that the nation seems to take such interest in the introduction of Christianity into India."

*1818-1824*: "When I cease to feel the injuries of others warmly, to detest wanton cruelty, and to feel my soul rise against oppression, I shall think myself unworthy to be your son."

*1824-1830*: ...even Lord Ellenborough may be better known to our grand-children by Macaulay's oration on the gates of Somnauth than by the noise of his own deeds, or the echo of his own eloquence.

*1830-1832*: "...I was almost consoled for not meeting Ramohun Roy by a very pleasant party."

*1832-1834*: "I am already deep in Zemindars, Ryots, Polygars, Courts of Phoujdary, and Courts of Nizamut Adawlut."

*1834-1838*: "We were enemies of freedom, because we would not suffer a small white aristocracy to domineer over millions."

*"Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay," a review*, from the Edinburgh Review, 111; reprinted in The Living Age 129 (Apr.-June 1876): ... we owe to Macaulay's Indian experience two of the most brilliant essays in the English language....


*"Government of India"*, a speech in the House of Commons, 1833

*[Letters to Margaret]* (first Indian days), 1834

*"Minute on Education"*, 1835

*"Epitaph for Bentinck"*, 1835

*[Letters from India]*, 1835-37

*"Epitaph for Malkin"*, 1837

*"Lord Clive"*, an essay, 1840 (with annotations)

*"Warren Hastings"*, an essay, 1841 (with annotations)

*"The Gates of Somnauth"*, a speech in the House of Commons, 1843

*"Epitaph for Metcalfe"*, 1847

*views of Macaulay*

*the Victorian Web* on Macaulay

*more Macaulay* (Project Gutenberg)


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