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ll is difficult to estimate the amount of good which may be done by Tom Brown's

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Tls tone is so hearty, its good sense so strong and so thoroughly national, its

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Of all the memorials of the truly good and great Arnold, which the world has ever seen, this book is the one most satisfactory to us.”—SATURDAY REVIEW,

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" A man of glowing genius and diversified accomplishments, whose remains fill

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English tongue.”—North British Review, Feb. 1856.
Poet, orator, metaphysician, theologian,' nihil tetigit quod non ornavit.'

DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE. Discrimination and earnestness, beauty and power, a truly philosophical spirit.

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EDINBURGH Review, July, 1856.

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