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THE BRITISH ESSAYISTS,

PUBLISHED BY

LITTLE, BROWN & COMPANY.

112 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON.

THE

BRITISH ESSAYISTS;

WITH PREFACES, HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL,

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THE volumes are of the exact size and style of LITTLE, BROWN & Co.'s edition of the "British Poets," and sold at the same price,- seventy-five cents per volume.

Notices of the Press.

"No greater service can be done in the cause of good letters, than the extensive dissemination of these standard compositions. They embrace the best models of style in the English language. They are truly works that no library, even of the most meagre pretensions, can afford to be without."— Boston Daily Advertiser.

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"Their claims, indeed, are very great to the respect and attention of the reading world. An eminent critic and essayist of our age has said, 'If ever the best Tatlers and Spectators were equalled in their own kind, we should be inclined to guess that it must have been by the lost comedies of Menander.' This is meant to apply to the contributions of Addison; but the other essayists were, in some instances, by no means the inferiors of Addison, though their talents differed from his, and were perhaps less adapted to essay-writing. But such men as Steele, Johnson, and Hawkesworth, were among the first writers of their time.". -Boston Chronicle.

"The Tatler,' 'The Rambler,''The Spectator,' 'The Guardian,'' The Adventurer,' written by such men as Steele, Johnson, Addison, Hawkesworth, are standard compositions, -models of good old English. So varied and often amusing are they, so certain to cultivate a pure style, that we hardly know how a more judicious selection could be made, of works to make a family library, than this edition of these Essays." - Boston Post.

"A beautiful edition,—just the right size to hold in the hand without fatigue, and with type that can never hurt or weary the eyes."― Philadelphia Bulletin.

"As models of English prose they stand unrivalled, and deserve a place in every library, public or private, but especially in every school and town library in the country." - Boston Atlas.

"By unanimous consent of the literary world they stand at the head of the class of literature to which they belong. A complete set of them would furnish a greater variety of entertaining reading than any other series of books.". Cincinnati Gazette.

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"These volumes are of the most convenient size for the use for which they are designed as travelling companions, or as suited to a fireside use. We would commend these Essays to a new generation of readers, and would commend them highly. They inculcate wise and good lessons; their spirit is generous and large; they embody the forms and manners of a past age; they are classical in their contents and moral and religious in their whole influence."-Christian Examiner.

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