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6161 Thomas Babington

AUTHOR:Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
QUOTATION:  I have not the Chancellor’s encyclopedic mind. He is indeed a kind of semi-Solomon. He half knows everything, from the cedar to the hyssop. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Letter to Macvey Napier, Dec. 17, 1830.
Note 1.
I wish I were as sure of anything as Macaulay is of everything.
William Windham (1750–1810). [back]