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CHAPTER XII
THE VICTORIAN ERA

his Short History of the English People, gave new life to the men of the olden times; Edward Augustus Freeman, ever accurate and painstaking, wrote of the Norlnan Conquest ; James Anthony Froude was, like Macaulay, a partisan, and therefore not always to be trusted in his estimates of men, but, like Macaulay, he possessed the "historical imagination," which is, after all, little more than the ability to remember that men of the past were as human as men of the present.
Among scientific writings Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, Sir Charles Lyell's Princi~les of Geology, and the works of Tyndall and Huxley have been most widely read. The names of essayists and critics are many. Walter Pater with his harmonious sentences, John Henry Newman with his exquisitely polished diction, are well known and are well worthy of honour. Especially hopeless is the effort to make a satisfactory choice among the novelists, Not every one would dream of attempting a scientific treatise or a volume of even second-rate poetry ; but who is there, from Disraeli, the British premier, to the young girl whose graduation gown is still fresh, that does not feel the longing to produce a novel ? Edward Bulwer Lytton, Lord Lytton, won fame in the 'thirties with his Last Days of Poinpeii. About the middle of the century appeared Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, which won far more attention than the critic of to-day is inclined to accord it, because it was one of the earliest of the modern novels of home life. A few years later, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell wrote Cranford, a charmingly quaint and del,*cate picture of life in a village. Charles Kingsley's second novel, Alton Locke, gave vivid descriptions of life in London workshops. Westward Ho ! whose scene was laid in the days of Queen

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