Misc Writings and Speeches, vol 1

Cover image for

Download


Language: English
Wordcount: 56,753 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,296
mnybks.net#: 4590
Genre: Essays
Excerpt

he sand-glasses by which they regulated the boiling of their eggs for breakfast. The members of these sects, and of many others that have succeeded, have probably long ago learned to smile at the temporary humours. But Macaulay, himself a sincere admirer of Bentham, was irritated by what he considered the unwarranted tone assumed by several of the class of Utilitarians. "We apprehend," he said, "that many of them are persons who, having read little or nothing, are delighted to be rescued from the sense of their own inferiority by some teacher who assures them that the studies which they have neglected are of no value, puts five or six phrases into their mouths, lends them an odd number of the Westminster Review, and in a month transforms them into philosophers;" and he spoke of them as "smatterers, whose attainments just suffice to elevate them from the insignificance of dunces to the dignity of bores, and to spread dismay among their pious aunts and grand mothers." The sect, of course, like other sects, c

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Misc Writings and Speeches, vol 1 by Thomas Babbington Macaulay - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Misc Writings and Speeches, vol 1 by Thomas Babbington Macaulay - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for Misc Writings and Speeches, vol 1 by Thomas Babbington Macaulay - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for Misc Writings and Speeches, vol 1 by Thomas Babbington Macaulay - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for Misc Writings and Speeches, vol 1 by Thomas Babbington Macaulay - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for Misc Writings and Speeches, vol 1 by Thomas Babbington Macaulay - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Mark Twain's Speeches
by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
How to Use Your Mind
by Harry D. Kitson
Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
Emerson's Essays
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adventures in Criticism
by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
''Bethink Yourselves!''
by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
Laugh and Live
by Douglas Fairbanks
Essays of Francis Bacon
by Francis Bacon

See more popular titles from this genre.