Friday, October 9, 2009

Daily Dose

From The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, by his nephew George Otto Trevelyan

“How little the all-important art of making meaning pellucid is studied now! Hardly any popular writer, except myself, thinks of it. Many seem to aim at being obscure, and call all that is perspicuous shallow. But coraggio! and think of A. D. 2850. Where will your Emersons be then? But Herodotus will still be read with delight. We must do our best to be read too.”

Thomas Babington Macaulay, as quoted from his diary

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