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THE BRITISH POETS,

PUBLISHED BY

LITTLE, BROWN & COMPANY.

A COMPLETE COLLECTION,
FROM CHAUCER TO WORDSWORTH,

Handsomely Printed in Neat 16mo. Volumes.

Price 75 Cents Per Volume.
Each Work Sold Separately.

This Collection, of which more than one hundred volumes
are already issued, is intended to embrace the whole works of
the most distinguished authors, from Chaucer to Wordsworth,
with selections from the minor poets; accompanied with bio-
graphical, historical, and critical notices and portraits, — the
whole forming a far more complete, elegant, and cheap edition
of the British Poets than has ever appeared before.

The numerous testimonials to the excellence of this series,
which the publishers have received, both from the press and
the public, in all parts of the country, would seem to indicate
that a popular want has been met by this edition, which is
universally acknowledged to be the best ever issued, both in
point of editorship and mechanical execution.

tltfottces of t|)e 3$xzxu.

"We cannot speak too highly in praise of this edition —the
only one that deserves the name of' complete' — of the British
Poets." —Boston Daily Advertiser.

"We really know nothing more worthy of the cordial sup-
port of the American public than the Boston edition of the
English poets." — New York Times.

"A fairer printed, a more tasteful or more valuable set of
books, cannot be placed in any library."—New York Courier
and Inquirer.

"The best, the most permanently valuable, the most convenient, and the cheapest edition of the standard poetical literature of Great Britain ever published." —Home Journal

11 We regard it as the most beautiful and convenient library edition of the British Poets yet published." — Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.

"We do not know any other edition of the English Poets which combines so much excellence." — Bibliotheca Sacra.

The following volumes are already issued:—

Akenside

Ballads .

Beattie

Butler .

Campbell

Chatterton

Churchill

Coleridge

Collins

Cowper

Donne

Dryden

Falconer

Gay

Goldsmith

Gray

Herbert

Herrick

Hood .

Keats

Marvell

*** We have in Press, and shall issue soon, the Works of

Byron, Burns, Chaucer.

The remainder of the series will be published as fast as the volumes can be prepared.

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THE BRITISH ESSAYISTS,

PUBLISHED BY

LITTLE, BROWN & COMPANY,

110 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON.

THE

BRITISH ESSAYISTS;

WITH PREFACES, HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL, BY A. CHALMERS, F.S.A.

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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.

The want of a neat and uniform edition of these Essays, the productions of the best writers of the English tongue, has long been felt, and the present issue is intended to supply the deficiency.

The volumes are of convenient size, handsomely printed from the last English edition, and the price is such as to recommend them to the favor of the public, and especially of those who are engaged in making selections for school and college libraries.

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Mottces of tl)0 Uress.

•* These works, the flower of the best English literature for a century, merit a place in every library. They have borne a large office in the culture of mind and style for past generations, and for our elders now upon the stage; and we can wish for those entering active or literary life, access to no purer, or more copious, or more stimulating fountains of thought, sentiment, and motive, than are here." — N. A. Review.

"The judgment of the most competent and respected authority has been passed upon these works, and has decided that they are eminently worthy of being kept in constant use." — Christian Examiner.

"The value and popularity of the works included in this series will increase as those who read the English language become cultivated, and wish for compositions of the highest rank. For school and family libraries, these books are just what is needed; they are of convenient size, and attractive outward appearance,— their contents are models of composition, their spirit is liberal and manly, — their tone and influence moral and religious, without cant, or a weakness of any kind." — Boston Transcript.

"It is superfluous to praise the essays, — they are by general consent esteemed models of pure English style, and are full of entertainment, knowledge of the world, and moral instruction, — they will be read with pleasure as long as the English language lives."— N. Y. Commercial Advertiser.

"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." — Boston Daily Advertiser.

"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.

"A series of standard works, the value and popularity of which have only increased with time." — N. Y. Times.

"No more desirable edition has ever been published." — JV. Y. Evening Post.

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