Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–59), essayist, historian, and politician. Review (here given almost in its entirety) of Thomas Moore’s Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: with Notices of his Life (1830), Edinburgh Review, June 1831, LIII, 544–72. (The essay was reprinted with minor revisions in Macaulay’s Critical and Historical Essays, 1843, which ran through many editions.)