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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6144
AUTHOR:Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800–1859)
QUOTATION:  What a singular destiny has been that of this remarkable man!—To be regarded in his own age as a classic, and in ours as a companion! To receive from his contemporaries that full homage which men of genius have in general received only from posterity; to be more intimately known to posterity than other men are known to their contemporaries!
ATTRIBUTION:On Boswell’s Life of Johnson (Croker’s ed.). 1831.
 

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