The New Student's Reference Work/Lecky, William Edward Hartpole
Lecky, William Edward Hartpole, historian and philosopher, was born near Dublin, March 26, 1838, and graduated from Trinity in 1850. He anonymously published Leaders of Public Opinion in Ire-land, brilliant essays on Flood, Swift, Grattan, and O'Connell. His later works are History of Rationalism in Europe, History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne and his philosophical study and historical portraiture of England in the Eighteenth Century. He sat in the House of Commons for Dublin University, but declared strongly against Irish Home rule. His later works include Democracy and Liberty and reflective philosophy entitled The Map of Life. He died on Oct. 22, 1903.