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PREFACE.

In addition to the above-mentioned biographical memoirs, and the other literary topics, the author has endeavoured to exhibit a concise estimate of the characteristics of each writer's genius, talents, and personal influence, and to discuss incidentally the manner and degree, in which his intellectual qualities were operated upon by external contemporaneous causes.

Several works upon the national literature have already been published in Germany. A list of these will be found at pp. 297 and 298, of this volume. Some few among them are of high excellence and repute; but the majority are either too extended and too critical, or too limited in their professed design; and none of them would altogether justify an English translation.

No book on this subject has yet appeared in England, excepting a version of "Menzel's Deutsche Literatur." This production is much too biassed in its judgments, and is generally ill-adapted to the English student.

Accordingly, it has been the aim of the author, to prepare his work upon a plan that should combine comprehensiveness with brevity ; and he ventures to hope, that, as the want of some such manual as the present, has long been a source of much inconvenience to the English student of the German language and literature, that inconvenience will not now be felt to any thing like the same extent. He begs here to express his obligations to his friend, the Editor.

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