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henry_flower ([personal profile] henry_flower) wrote2017-02-25 10:14 pm

When the publis is sullen, hard to please, dissatisfied with itself

"The most just and salutary revolution must produce much suffering. The most just and salutary revolution cannot produce all the good that had been expected from it by men of uninstructed minds and sanguine tempers.

Even the wisest cannot, while it is still recent, weigh quite fairly the evils which it has caused against the evils which it has removed. For the evils which it has caused are felt; and the evils which it has removed are felt no longer."

(From The History of England, by Thomas Babington Macaulay, ch. 11)

Btw, Macaulay is pronounced 'Макóлі'.