Froude made this observation in the middle of the nineteenth century.
Froude never undertook another work on such a scale as the History.
Froude and I were nobodies; with no characters to lose, and no antecedents to fetter us.
The only editing which Mr Froude deemed "fit" was the omission of this paragraph from his edition of the work.
Major Hume translates it in full, from Mr. Froude's transcript.
Froude intended, in the same spirit, to give the shades as well as the lights in the portrait of his hero.
In the interpretation of facts bias will show: in Acton equally with Froude.
They are subject to "chronic inaccuracy," a disease of which the English historian Froude is a typical and celebrated case.
The facts are indubitable, but Mr. Froude does not furnish their philosophy.
In England it was at once admitted, says Froude, that a splendid addition had been made to the national literature.