Sunny Memories Of Foreign Lands - Volume 2 - By Harriet Beecher Stowe


In your evening reading circles, Macaulay, Sidney Smith, and Milman
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In Your Evening Reading Circles, Macaulay, Sidney Smith, And Milman Have Long Been Such Familiar Names That You Will Be Glad To Go With Me Over All The Scenes Of My Morning Breakfast At Sir Charles Trevelyan's Yesterday.

Lady Trevelyan, I believe I have said before, is the sister of Macaulay, and a daughter of Zachary Macaulay - that undaunted laborer for the slave, whose place in the hearts of all English Christians is little below saintship.

We were set down at Welbourne Terrace, somewhere, I believe, about eleven o'clock, and found quite a number already in the drawing room. I had met Macaulay before, but as you have not, you will of course ask a lady's first question, "How does he look?"

Well, my dear, so far as relates to the mere outward husk of the soul, our engravers and daguerreotypists have done their work as well as they usually do. The engraving that you get in the best editions of his works may be considered, I suppose, a fair representation of how he looks, when he sits to have his picture taken, which is generally very different from the way any body looks at any other time. People seem to forget, in taking likenesses, that the features of the face are nothing but an alphabet, and that a dry, dead map of a person's face gives no more idea how one looks than the simple presentation of an alphabet shows what there is in a poem.

Macaulay's whole physique gives you the impression of great strength and stamina of constitution.

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