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Thomas MacAuley

Datum narození: 25. říjen 1800
Datum úmrtí: 28. prosinec 1859
Další jména: Thomas Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay

Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1. baron Macaulay z Rothley byl britský historik, esejista, liberální politik za stranu whigů a básník. Působil jako člen koloniální vlády v Indii a zasloužil se o zavedení anglického jazyka do tamního politického a vzdělávacího systému.

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„Jeho povaha byla zohyzdněna odpornými neřestmi a výstřednostmi, jaké lze vidět pouze v blázinci.“

—  Thomas MacAuley

o Fridrichu Vilémovi I.
Zdroj: [Hichens, Mark, 2010, Manželky králů, Československý spisovatel, 20, 978-80-87391-35-8]

„Then none was for a party,
Then all were for the state;
Then the rich man helped the poor,
And the poor man loved the great;
Then lands were fairly portioned,
Then spoils were fairly sold;
The Romans were like brothers
In the brave days of old“

—  Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, kniha Lays of Ancient Rome

Horatius, st. 32 & 33
Lays of Ancient Rome (1842)
Kontext: p>Then none was for a party,
Then all were for the state;
Then the rich man helped the poor,
And the poor man loved the great;
Then lands were fairly portioned,
Then spoils were fairly sold;
The Romans were like brothers
In the brave days of old.Now Roman is to Roman
More hateful than a foe;
And the Tribunes beard the high
and the fathers grind the low;
As we wax hot in faction,
In battle we wax cold;
And men fight not as they fought
In the brave days of old.</p

„To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his gods“

—  Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, kniha Lays of Ancient Rome

Horatius, st. 26 & 27; this quote is often truncated to read:
Lays of Ancient Rome (1842)
Kontext: Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the Gate:
"To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his gods, And for the tender mother
Who dandled him to rest,
And for the wife who nurses
His baby at her breast,
And for the holy maidens
Who feed the eternal flame,
To save them from false Sextus
That wrought the deed of shame?"

„With weeping and with laughter
Still is the story told,
How well Horatius kept the bridge
In the brave days of old.“

—  Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, kniha Lays of Ancient Rome

Horatius, st. 70
Lays of Ancient Rome (1842)
Kontext: When the goodman mends his armor,
And trims his helmet's plume;
When the goodwife's shuttle merrily
Goes flashing through the loom;
With weeping and with laughter
Still is the story told,
How well Horatius kept the bridge
In the brave days of old.

„The great cause of revolutions is this, that while nations move onward, constitutions stand still.“

—  Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay

Speech on Parliamentary Reform. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2170 (1831)

„People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.“

—  Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay

According to Kenneth Owen Morgan (The Illustrated History of Britain (1984) p. 421) this was said by Macaulay in 1832. If so, he was quoting a letter written by Edmund Burke in 1777.
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