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Dec. 1589

ENGLISH,

PAST AND PRESENT.

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'Who cannot dress it well want wit, not words.'

GEORGE HERBERT.

ELEVENTH EDITION, REVISED.

London:

MACMILLAN AND CO).

1881.

All rights reserted.

HARVARD COLLEGF
Jun. x9 1942

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PREFACE

TO

THE FIRST EDITION.

A

BRIEF series of lectures, four in all, which

I delivered last spring to the pupils of King's College School, London, supplied the foundation to this present volume. These lectures, which I was obliged to prepare in haste, on a brief invitation, and under the pressure of other engagements, being subsequently enlarged and recast, were delivered in the autumn somewhat more nearly in their present shape to the pupils of the Training School, Winchester ; with only those alterations, omissions and additions, which the difference in my hearers suggested as necessary or desirable. I have found it convenient to keep the lectures, as regards the persons presumed to be addressed, in that earlier form which I had sketched out at the first; and, inasmuch as it helps much to keep lectures vivid and real that

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