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Thomas Macaulay

English author and historian; b. 1800; d. 1859  ·  one aphorism  ·  no comments

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The Puritans hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Thomas Macaulay, History of England, I, in Vice and Virtue

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