"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office."
Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Just imagine . . .
Overheard: "I took a course on "The Puritan Imagination" because I figured the Puritans didn't have a lot of imagination, so it wouldn't be much work."