Wednesday, November 5, 2014
From The Reader's Macaulay, edited by Walter H. French and Gerald D. Sanders
"At last I have attained true glory. As I walked through Fleet Street the day before yesterday, I saw a copy of Hume at the bookseller's window with the following label: 'Only £2 2s. Hume's History of England, in eight volumes, highly valuable as an introduction to Macaulay.' I laughed so convulsively that the other people who were staring at the books took me for a poor demented gentleman. Alas for poor David!"
From a letter to T. F. Ellis, dated March 8th, 1849