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    To punish a man because he has committed a crime, or because he is believed, though unjustly, to have committed a crime, is not persecution. To punish a man, because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.
    —Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)

    Lux my fair falcon, and your fellows all,
    How well pleasant it were your liberty!
    Ye not forsake me that fair might ye befall.
    —Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?–1542)

    And how can man die better
    Than facing fearful odds,
    For the ashes of his fathers,
    And the temples of his Gods?
    —Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)

    A few more days, and this essay will follow the Defensio Populi to the dust and silence of the upper shelf.... For a month or two it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then ... be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.
    —Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)