Whig Historians

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Whig History - The Whig Historians Within A Tradition
... de Thoyras's history of England, published in 1723, became "the classic Whig history" for the first half of the 18th century ... In The History of England (1754-61), Hume challenged Whig views of the past and the Whig historians in turn attacked Hume but they could not dent his history ... In the early 19th century some Whig historians came to incorporate Hume's views, dominant for the previous fifty years ...

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    As all historians know, the past is a great darkness, and filled with echoes. Voices may reach us from it; but what they say to us is imbued with the obscurity of the matrix out of which they come; and try as we may, we cannot always decipher them precisely in the clearer light of our day.
    Margaret Atwood (b. 1939)

    You whig emblem, you woman chaser,
    why do you dance over the wide lawn tonight
    clanging the garbage pail like great silver bells?
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)