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Thomas Macaulay Biography
Thomas Babington Macaulay (or Thomas Babbington Macaulay) (October 25, 1800 - December 28, 1859) was a nineteenth century English poet and politician. His middle name is spelt "Babington" in History of England and "Babbington" in the Lays of Ancient Rome.

He is credited with the term Macaulay's Children, which is used to refer to people born of Indian ancestry who adopt Westen Culture as a lifestyle. The term is usually used in a derogatory fashion, and the connotation is one of disloyalty to one's country and one's heritage.

The quote this term refers to comes from his "Minute on Indian Education", which was delivered in 1835 and reads, "We must at present do our best to form a class who may be ... Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals and in intellect. To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country ...,"

"His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar."
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