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" At twenty-four he found himself on the highest pinnacle of literary fame, with Scott, Wordsworth, Southey, and a crowd of other distinguished writers beneath his feet. There is scarcely an instance in history of so sudden a rise to so dizzy an eminence. "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 542
1831
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Arminianism - 1876 - 1204 pages
...night." Lord Macaulay, too, testifies : " He found himself on the highest pinnacle of literary fame. There is scarcely an instance in history of so sudden a rise to so dizzy an eminence. Everything that could stimulate, everything that could gratify, the strongest propensities of onr nature,...
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Selections from the Edinburgh Review: Comprising the Best Articles in that ...

Maurice Cross - 1835 - 440 pages
...twenty-four li. found himself on the highest pinnacle of literary fame, with Scott, Words-, worth, Southey, and a crowd of other distinguished writers,...could stimulate, and every thing that could gratify lhc strongest propensities of our nature — the gaze of a hundred drawing-rooms, the acclamations...
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Selections Fron the Edinburgh Review, Comprising the Best ..., Volumes 1-2

1835 - 932 pages
...fame, with Scolt, Wordsworth, Southey, and a crowd of other distinguished writers, beneath his feel. There is scarcely an instance in history, of so sudden...stimulate, and every thing that could gratify the slrongesl propensities of our nature — the gaze of a hundred drawing-rooms, the acclamations of the...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1840 - 464 pages
...punished him without discrimination. He was truly a spoiled child ; not merely the spoiled child of his parent, but the spoiled child of nature, the spoiled...history of so sudden a rise to so dizzy an eminence. Everything that could stimulate, and everything that could gratify the strongest propensities of our...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1843 - 390 pages
...return from his travels, was, on the other hand, extolled far above its merits. At twenty-four he fonnd himself on the highest pinnacle of literary fame,...history of so sudden a rise to so dizzy an eminence. Everything that could stimulate, and everything that could gratify the strongest propensities of our...
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The Universalist Miscellany, Volume 3

Universalism - 1846 - 496 pages
...age of twenty-four, was on the highest pinnacle of literary fame, with Scott, Wordsworth, Soulhey, and a crowd of other distinguished writers beneath...history of so sudden a rise to so dizzy an eminence. And yet how soon did this great light go out ! By plunging into every wild and desperate excess, disease...
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Hogg's Weekly Instructor, Volumes 1-2

English literature - 1845 - 864 pages
...twenty-four he found himself on the highest pinnacle of literary fame, with Scott, Wordsworth, Southcy, and a crowd of other distinguished writers beneath...history of so sudden a rise to so dizzy an eminence.' So much for the character of Byron. The correctness with which Mr Macaulay describes the influence...
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Titan: A Monthly Magazine..., Volume 1

1845 - 440 pages
...twenty-four he found himself on the highest pinnacle of- literary fame, with Scott, Wordsworth, Sonthey, and a crowd of other distinguished writers beneath...history of so sudden a rise to so dizzy an eminence.' So much for the character of Byron. The correctness with which Mr Macaulay describes the influence...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 55

1852 - 672 pages
...crowded his table. " He found himself," says Mr. Macaulay, "on the highest pinnacle of literary fame. There is scarcely an instance in history of so sudden a rise to PO dizzy an eminence. Everything that could stimulate, everything that could gratify the strongest...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1846 - 782 pages
...Wordsworth, Southey, and a crowd of other distinguished writers, beneath his feet There is f carcely an instance in history of so sudden a rise to so dizzy...Every thing that could stimulate, and every thing 1hat could gratify the strongest propensities of our nature — the gaze of a hundred drawing-rooms,...
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