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OF

LORD MACAULAY

BY HIS NEPHEW

<■'. G. OTTO TEEVELYAN

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR HAWICK DISTRICT OF BURGHS

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by

Harper & Brothers,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER VII.

1838-1839.

Death of Zachary Macaulay.—Mr. Wallace and Mackintosh.—Letters to

Mr. Napier and Mr. Ellis.—Sir Walter Scott.—Lord Brougham.—First

Mention of the History.—Macaulay goes ahroad.—His Way of regarding

Scenery.—Chalons - sur - Marne.—Lyons.—Marseilles.—Genoa.—Pisa.—

Florence. — Macaulay refuses the Judge - advocateship. — Florence to

Rome.—Thrasymene.—St. Peter's.—The New Zealander.—The Vatican.

—The Temporal Power. — The Doctrine of the Immaculate Concep-

tion.—Letter to Lord Lansdowne.—The Canadian Insurrection.—Gib-

bon.—Rome to Naples.—Bulwer's Novels.—Impressions of Naples.—

Virgil's Tomb.—Macaulay sets out Homeward.—Mr. Goulburn.—Ver-

sailles Page 9

CHAPTER VIIL

1839-1841.

Macaulajr returns to London.—He meets Lord Brougham.—Letters to Mr.

Napier and Mrs. Trevelyan. — Correspondence with Mr. Gladstone.—

Heated State of Politics.—The Hostility of the Peers to Lord Melbourne's

Government.—Macaulay's View of the Situation.—Verses by Praed.—-

The Bed-chamber Question.—Macaulay is elected for Edinburgh.—De-

bate on the Ballot.—Macaulay becomes a Cabinet Minister.—The Times.

-—Windsor Castle.—Vote of Want of Confidence.—The Chinese War.—

Irish Registration: Scene in the House of Commons.—Letters to Napier.

—Religious Difficulties in Scotland.—Lord Cardigan.—The Corn Laws.

—The Sugar Duties.—Defeat of the Ministry, and Dissolution of Parlia-

ment.—Macaulay is re-elected for Edinburgh.—His Love for Street-bal-

lads.—The Change of Government 48

CHAPTER IX.

1841-1844.

Macaulay settles in The Albany.—Letters to Mr. Napier.—Warren Has-

tings, and "The Vicar of Wakefield."—Leigh Hunt.—Macaulay's Doubts

about the Wisdom of publishing his Essays.—Lord Palmerston as a

Writer.—The "Lays of Rome."—Handsome Conduct of Professor Wil-

son.—Republication of the Essays.-^Miss Aikin's "Life of Addison."—

Macaulay in Opposition.—The Copyright Question.—Recall of Lord El-

lenborough.—Macaulay as a Public Speaker: Opinions of the Reporters*

Gallery.—Tour on the Loire.—Letters to Mr. Napier.—Payment of the

Irish Roman Catholic Clergy.—Barere Page 90

CHAPTER X.

1844-1847.

Letters to Mr. Napier.—Macaulay modifies his Design for an Article on

Burke and his Times into a Sketch of Lord Chatham's Later Years.—

Tour in Holland.—Scene off Dordrecht.—Macaulay on the Irish Church.

—Maynooth. — The Ministerial Crisis of December, 1845: Letters to

Lady Trevelyan.—Letter to Mr. Macfarlan.—Fall of Sir Robert Peel.—

Macaulay becomes Paymaster-general.—His Re-election at Edinburgh.

—His Position in the House of Commons.—General Election of 1847.—

Macaulay's Defeat at Edinburgh 136

CHAPTER XL

1847-1849.

Macaulay retires iuto Private Life.—Extracts from Lord Carlisle's Journal.

—Macaulay's Conversation.—His Memory.—His Distaste for General

Society.—His Ways with Children.—Letters to his Niece Margaret.—

"The Judicious Poet."—Valentines.—Sight-seeing.—Eastern Tours.—

Macaulay's Method of Work.—His Diligence in collecting his Materials.

—Glencoe.—Londonderry.—Macaulay's Accuracy: Opiuions of Mr. Bage-

tiot and Mr. Buckle.—Macaulay's Industry at the Desk.—His Love for

his Task.—Extracts from his Diary.—His Attention to the Details of the

Press.—The " History" appears.—Congratulations.—Lord Halifax; Lord

Jeffrey; Lord Auckland; Miss Edgeworth.—The Popularity of the Work.

—Extract from Punch.—Macaulay's Attitude in Relation to his Critics.

The Quarterly Review.—The Sacrifices which Macaulay made to Lit-

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