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MACAULAY'S

ESSAYS ON CLIVE AND

HASTINGS

EDITED

WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES

BY

CHARLES ROBERT GASTON, Ph.D.

EDITOR OF IRVING'S "LIFE OF GOLDSMITH"

STANDARD
ENGLISH
CLASSICS

GINN AND COMPANY

BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO • LONDON

HARVARD COLLEGE

NOV 22 1932

Fueline Men

COPYRIGHT, 1910, BY
CHARLES ROBERT GASTON

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

710.II

The Athenæum Press
GINN AND COMPANY. PRO-
PRIETORS. BOSTON · U.S.A.

TO JAMES MORGAN HART, J.U.D., L.H.D. PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF ENGLISH IN CORNELL UNIVERSITY IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THE INTEREST THAT HE HAS ALWAYS SHOWN IN THE

WORK OF HIS STUDENTS

PREFATORY NOTE

In the editing of these essays for school use, there is a temptation to give merely encyclopedic information whenever Macaulay makes a historical or a literary allusion. In this edition an attempt is made to avoid this perfunctory method of annotation. The editor aims to present the necessary information, but to present it in such a way that it will in every case make clear the precise allusion that seems puzzling in the writing of the essayist. Throughout the Introduction and the Notes the purpose has been constantly to emphasize the literary reading of two notable essays dealing with epochs in India. It is hoped that no student will feel dismayed by the information contained in the essays and in the annotation, but that on the contrary all readers may relish as does the editor the vigor and brilliance of the distinguished essayist's style. The editor particularly wishes to thank the publishers for their painstaking coöperation in the production of the maps which have been inserted in this edition. Maps are an invaluable aid to any kind of reading of a historical narrative.

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