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LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA:

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CHOICE SELECTIONS

In Prose, Poetrg, & tfje ©rama,
FROM THE MOST CELEBRATED SPANISH WRITERS,

FROM THE XV. CENTURY TO THE PRESENT DAY;
, , WITH

A BRIEF SKETCH OF SPANISH LITERATURE,

&nb fEiplanatorg "Notts in lEnnJisfj. &£Q'A'

EMANUEL DEL MAR, %J¿2£x

AUTHOR OP *' A SPANISH GRAMMAR FOR THE USE OF ENGLISHMEN,"

"AN ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR THE USE OF SPANIARDS,"

'* A GUIDE TO SPANISH AND ENGLISH CONVERSATION," ETC. ETC.

A NEW EDITION.

ÜTINAM DESIDERIUM MULTITUDIITIS IMPLEAM.

LONDON:
DAVID NUTT, 270, STRAND,

FOREIGN BOOKSELLER TO THE QUEEN;
AND MAT BE HAD THROUGH ANY BOOKSELLER.

1854.

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* The present volume, with the Editor's Spanish Grammar and Key, and Manual of Spanish and English Dialogues, form a Complete Course of Spanish Instruction, and may be had together or separately of any Bookseller. The Editor's cards of address may he obtained at Mr. Nutt's, 270, Strand; Messrs. Dulau and Co.'s, 37, Soho Square; Messrs. Ackermann and Co.'s, 96, Strand; Mr. Eolandi's, 20, Berners Street, Oxford Street; and Mr. Lee's, 440, West Strand.

PREFACE.

The want of a compendious work to supply students of the

Spanish language with materials for reading, and to render

them acquainted with some of the best Spanish writers,

ancient and modern, induced the Editor of this compilation

to publish, some few years ago, a manual of Spanish

extracts under the title of "Modelos de Literatura." It

was confined to prose selections; but the work, though

incomplete, had its utility. It is now, however, out of print,

and the Editor has been anxious to supply in the present

volume the parts that were wanting in the former one.

The following pages will therefore comprise selections from

the best Spanish writers of prose, drama, and poetry, from

the 15th century to the present day; with notes in English

at the end explaining the difficult passages in the text.

In the order of arrangement of the subjects it has been

considered desirable to commence with extracts from the

writings of the living authors in each department of prose,

drama, and poetry respectively, and gradually to recede to

those of the earlier ages, in order that the student may

exercise himself first in the style of language required for

daily and practical use, and accustom himself gradually to

the more ancient and intricate.

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