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Rev. Norman MacLeod and Lord MacAulay based on biographies written about
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Memoir of Norman Macleod D.D., by his Brother, the Rev. Donald
Macleod, M.A. Two Volumes.
This is a really good book, and, even in its present shape, a popular
bOok; which does honour to its subject, and to its author, in their
several degrees. It is, however, so good, that we wish it were made
better; and this might be accomplished by a process of excision.
Life and Letters of Lord MacAulay
By his nephew the Right Hon. Sir G. O. Trevelyan Bart,.
O.M. in two volumes (1908)
A peculiar faculty, and one approaching to
the dramatic order, belongs to the successful painter of historical
portraits, and belongs also to the true biographerr. It is that of
representing personality. In the picture, what we want is not merely a
collection of unexceptionable lines and colours so presented as readily
to identify their original. Such a work is not the man, but a duly
attested certificate of the man. What we require, however, is the man,
and not merely the certificate. To write the biography of Lord Macaulay
was a most arduous task. Such seems to have been the conception with
which it was approached; nor is it belied by the happy faculty with
which it has been accomplished.