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CHAPTER XII
THE VICTORIAN ERA

spirited Lays of Ancient Rome, and he read deeply English, Greek, Latin, but especially English history ; for he had planned no less a work than a history of England from 1688 to the French Revolution. In 1848 his first volume came out, and then Macaulay learned what popularity meant. Novels were forgotten, for every one was reading the History of England. Edition after edition was issued. It was translated. into many languages, and within a few weeks after its publication in England, six different editions were published in the United States, and one firm alone sold 40,000 copies. As other volumes followed, the sales became even greater. In 1856, his publishers gave him a cheque for ;620,000, " part of what will be due me in December," he wrote in his journal. Brilliant as the work is, it has been severely criticized, for Macaulay was too intense in his feelings and too " cock-sure of everything," as was said of him, to be impartial ; but it is a wonderful succession of the most vivid pictures and as interesting as a romance. Honours came to him thick and fast, and soon the Queen raised him to the peerage. He worked away industriously, hoping to complete his history ; but before the fifth volume had come to its end he died, sitting at his library table before an open book.
Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881. Never were four writers more unlike than our four essayists ; and the second, Thomas Carlyle, was unlike everybody else ; he was in a class by himself. His father was a Scotchman, a sensible, self-respecting stone-mason who had high hopes for his eldest son. When the boy had entered the University of Edinburgh, the way seemed to lie open for him to become a clergyman ; but before the

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