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Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred; also to choose such an opportunity for writing as it may be lawful to think what they will, and write what they think, which is a rare happiness of the time.

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Walter Alexander Raleigh, 1861 - 1922. One of the most highly regarded of literary critics in England at the turn of the century, he was also a novelist, essayist, and biographer. At the time of his death, he was the Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford, and was engaged in research for the second volume of the official history of the Royal Air Force.

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