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Index. By the Rev. EDWIN A. ABBOTT, D.D. Head-Master,
Opinions of the Press.
Bacon's short notice to do justice to the Essays easily and intelligently. importance and merits of these Not the least important of Dr. volumes. While they will be ABBOTT's services may
be found valuable to readers in found in his correction of the general of all ages and classes, old punctuation, whereby he has it is especially as forming an made sense of what seemed to excellent class-book for the ad- have had no meaning.' vanced pupils in our higher
Notes and QUERIES. schools that we call attention to
*As an edition of Bacon's them
The notes are a Essays, this work is learned, store-house of information with
elaborate, and useful. The regard to the meanings and
copiousness and variety of Dr. uses of English words, and ABBOTT's notes
suggest the are, in our opinion, admirably idea that he must have used the adapted for young students, as
Essays as a text-book. The might be expected from the
diction, as well as the matter, is Editor's peculiar qualifications most amply explained and illusand experience in tuition.'
trated ; obscure words and conSCHOOL GUARDIAN.
structions are cleared up from Dr. ABBOTT has supplied contemporaneous literature, and an exhaustive Introduction, in Bacon's opinions are discussed which he describes what Bacon by the light of parallel passages was himself, and what he was from his other works.
Dr. as a philosopher, theologian, ABBOTT has done this part of politician (lay and ecclesiasti- his work as thoroughly as could cal), and as a moralist. By this be desired, and his edition is of course, accomplished after much great value for educational purstudy both of the man and the poses.' matter, readers of all ages and
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