I claim for Clarendon that he should be judged, not according to the political ideas of a later day, but according to the notions, the traditions, and, if you will, the prejudices, of his own time. No statesman of any age but will, in time, come to need such allowance.
I am aware that, by some, the biographical aspects of history may be esteemed as but a subsidiary matter, falling beneath the dignity of its more severe domain, and of its larger theories, and foreign to what, in modern jargon, is styled the Science of history. But in the general, and not unsound, judgment of mankind, those aspects can never lose their permanent interest. Above all is that paramount in the case of Clarendon, whose predilection lay, and whose genius was most conspicuously shown, in that sphere.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Henry Craik
Published Date - September 02 2019
ISBN - 9780364056059
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm
Page Count - 430
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