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    The reluctant obedience of distant provinces generally costs more than it [the territory] is worth. Empires which branch out widely are often more flourishing for a little timely pruning.
    Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)

    The Puritan hated bearbaiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
    —Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)

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    Praise that the spring time is all
    Gabriel and radiant shrubbery as the morning grows joyful
    —Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    The real security of Christianity is to be found in its benevolent morality, in its exquisite adaptation to the human heart, in the facility with which its scheme accommodates itself to the capacity of every human intellect, in the consolation which it bears to the house of mourning, in the light with which it brightens the great mystery of the grave.
    —Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)

    As to the family, I have never understood how that fits in with the other ideals—or, indeed, why it should be an ideal at all. A group of closely related persons living under one roof; it is a convenience, often a necessity, sometimes a pleasure, sometimes the reverse; but who first exalted it as admirable, an almost religious ideal?
    —Rose Macaulay (1881–1958)