Cornhill Magazine,  1 (1860), 257–63.

A Few Words on Junius and Macaulay

[Herman Merivale]


Essay, Obituary


Palaeontology, Comparative Anatomy, Historiography

People mentioned:

William Paley

    Compares the historical judgement of Thomas B Macaulay with the palaeontology of Georges Cuvier, who, if you gave him 'a tarsal bone, he constructed you, with unerring certainty, a humming-bird or an elephant'. Also notes that the recently deceased Macaulay was 'at once the most Paleyan and the most forensic of historical inquirers'. (259)

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