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November 15: William Pitt the Elder

William Pitt the Elder (1708) It was on this date, November 15, 1708, that “The Great Commoner,” English statesman William Pitt the Elder, was born in London. After attending Oxford, Pitt stood for Parliament, where he attracted followers by opposing

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December 4: Thomas Carlyle

Carlyle abandoned his Christian beliefs in 1818 after reading Gibbon. After further study… Carlyle gave up the Holy Ghost and immortality, as well, adopting a Pantheism like Goethe’s.

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November 15: William Pitt + Albertus Magnus

William Pitt the Elder (1708) It was on this date, November 15, 1708, that “The Great Commoner,” English statesman William Pitt the Elder, was born in London. After attending Oxford, Pitt stood for Parliament, where he attracted followers by opposing

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