To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me.
I may now, I suppose, say it without offence: I think that the distrust of the new studies, at all events of the study of Modern History, was owing quite as much to the management of their advocates as to the conservative habits of the opponents.
William Stubbs in Seventeen lectures on the study of medieval and modern history and kindred subjects (1887)
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