Quotation by Thomas Babington Macaulay

A few more days, and this essay will follow the Defensio Populi to the dust and silence of the upper shelf.... For a month or two it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then ... be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.
Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859), British historian, Whig politician. Edinburgh Review (Aug. 1825). Milton, Critical and Historical Essays (1843).

Referring to Milton's long lost Treatise on the Doctrines of Christianity.
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