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"MANY THOUGHTS," &c., are evidently the produce of years of research. We look up any subject under the sun, and are pretty sure to find something that has been said-generally well said-upon it."--Examiner.

"Many beautiful examples of thought and style are to be found among the selections."-Leader. "There can be little doubt that it is destined to take a high place among books of this class.-" Notes and Queries.

"A treasure to every reader who may be fortunate enough to possess it.

Its perusal is like inhaling essences; we have the cream only of the great authors quoted. Here all are seeds or gems."-English Journal of Education.

"Mr. Southgate's reading will be found to extend over nearly the whole known field of literature, ancient and modern."-Gentleman's Magazine,

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"Of the numerous volumes of the kind, we do not remember having met with one in which the selection was more judicious, or the accumulation of treasures so truly wonderful."-Morning Herald. "Mr. Southgate appears to have ransacked every nook and corner for gems of thought."-Allen's Indian Mail.

"The selection of the extracts has been made with taste, judgment, and critical nicety.”— Morning Post.

"This is a wondrous book, and contains a great many gems of thought."-Daily News.

"As a work of reference, it will be an acquisition to any man's library."-Publisher's Circular.

"This volume contains more gems of thought, refined sentiments, noble axioms, and extractable sentences, than have ever before been brought together in our language."-The Field.

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"All that the poet has described of the beautiful in nature and art; all the wit that has flashed from pregnant minds; all the axioms of experience, the collected wisdom of philosopher and sage, are garnered into one heap of useful and well-arranged instruction and amusement."- The Era.

"The mind of almost all nations and ages of the world is recorded here."—John Bull.




"This is not a law-book; but, departing fro our usual practice, we notice it because it is likely to be very useful to lawyers."-La Tours,

"The collection will prove a mine rich and inexhaustible, to those in search of a quotation." Journal.

"There is not, as we have reason to know, a single trashy sentence in this volume. Open where we may, every page is laden with the wealth of foundest thought, and all aglow with the loftiest inspiration of genius. To take this book into on hands is like sitting down to a grand conversazione with the greatest thinkers of all ages."-Star.

"The work of Mr. Southgate far outstrips all others of its kind. To the clergyman, the author, the artist, and the essayist, Many Thoughts of Many Minds' cannot fail to render almost incalculable service."-Edinburgh Mercery.

"We have no hesitation whatever in describing Mr. Southgate's as the very best book of the class. There is positively nothing of the kind in the language that will bear a moment's comparison with it."-Manchester Weekly Advertiser.

"There is no mood in which we can take it up without deriving from it instruction, consolation, and amusement. We heartily thank Mr. Southgate for a book which we shall regard as one of our best friends and companions."-Cambridge Curo nicle.

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"It is not so much a book as a library of quotations."-Patriot.

"The quotations abound in that thought which is the mainspring of mental exercise." - Linpool Courier.

"For purposes of apposite quotation, it cannot be surpassed."—Bristol Times,

"It is impossible to pick out a single passage in the work which does not, upon the face of it. justify its selection by its intrinsic merit."-Do&t Chronicle.


"We are not surprised that a SECOND SERIES of this work should have been called for. Southgate has the catholic tastes desirable in a good Editor Preachers and public speakers will find that it has special uses for them.'- Edenborgin Daily Review.

"The SECOND SERIES fully sustain: the deserved reputation of the First."-John Bell.


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