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MacLeod and MacAulay
By The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P.


He is writing about the Rev. Norman MacLeod and Lord MacAulay based on biographies written about them.

You can download this book here.

The 2 book biographies are available...

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 Volume 1  |  Volume 2
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.


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