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" Facts are the mere dross of history. It is from the abstract truth which interpenetrates them, and lies latent among them like gold in the ore, that the mass derives its whole value... "
The Miscellaneous Writings of Lord Macaulay - Page 112
by Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1865 - 395 pages
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1880 - 752 pages
...the mere dross of history. It is from the alistract truth which interpenetrates them, and lies latent among them like gold in the ore, that the mass derives...the separation is a task of the utmost difficulty. LORD MACAULAY: History. The best historians of later times have been seduced from truth, not by their...
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Miscellaneous Works of Lord Macaulay, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Criminal law - 1880
...the mere dross of history. It is from the abstract truth which interpenetrates them, and lies latent among them like gold in the ore, that the mass derives its whole value: and the precious particles arc generally combined with the baser in such a manner that the separation is a task of the utmost...
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Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists: On the art of living with others ...

English essays - 1885
...the mere dross of history. It is from the abstract truth which interpenetrates them, and lies latent among them, like gold in the ore, that the mass derives...the separation is a task of the utmost difficulty. HereThucydides is deficient: the deficiency, indeed, is not discreditable to him. It was the inevitable...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 42; Volume 105

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell, Henry T. Steele - 1885
...dross of History. It is from the abstract truth which interpenetrates them, and lies latent amongst them like gold in the ore, that the mass derives its whole value." And again : " No past event has any intrinsic importance. The knowledge of it is valuable only as it leads...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 47

Literature - 1885
...dross of History. It is from the abstract truth which interpenetrates them, and lies latent amongst them like gold in the ore, that the mass derives its whole value." And again : " No past event has any intrinsic importance. The knowledge of it is valuable only as it leads...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 166

1885
...dross of history. It is from the abstract truth which interpenetrates them, and lies latent amongst them like gold in the ore, that the mass derives its whole value." And again : " No past event has any intrinsic importance. The knowledge of it is valuable only as it leads...
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Obiter Dicta ...: Milton. Pope. Johnson. Burke. The muse of history. Charles ...

Augustine Birrell - English literature - 1887
...dross of history. It is from the abstract truth which interpenetrates them, and lies latent amongst them like gold in the ore, that the mass derives its whole value.' And again : ' No past event has any intrinsic importance. The knowledge of it is valuable only as it leads...
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Obiter Dicta: Second Series, Volume 2

Augustine Birrell - English literature - 1887 - 289 pages
...dross of history. It is from the ' abstract truth which interpenetrates them, and ' lies latent amongst them like gold in the ore, ' that the mass derives its whole value.' And again : ' No past event has any intrinsic import' ance. The knowledge of it is valuable only as ' it...
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Chickamauga, Volume 1

John Basil Turchin - Chickamauga (Ga.), Battle of, 1863 - 1888 - 295 pages
...the mere dross of history. It is from the abstract truth which interpenetrates them, and lies latent among them, like gold in the ore, that the mass derives...the separation is a task of the utmost difficulty." As the above is true in general history, so is it true in military history. That there has been a difficult...
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Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Instruction, Volume 59

American Institute of Instruction - Education - 1888
...the mere dross of history. It is from the abstract truth which inter-penetrates them, and lies latent among them like gold in the ore, that the mass derives its whole value." "In history," he says, "the facts are given, to find the principles ; and the writer who does not explain...
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