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PREFACE.

64

Out of the old fieldes cometh al this new corne fro yere to yere,"
And out of the fresh woodes cometh al these new flowres here.

The small thin volume, the first to bear the title of this collection, after passing through eight editions, each enlarged, now culminates in its ninth, — and with it, closes its tentative life.

This extract from the Preface of the fourth edition is applicable to the present one:

“It is not easy to determine in all cases the degree of familiarity that may belong to phrases and sentences which present themselves for admission; for what is familiar to one class of readers may be quite new to another. Many maxims of the most famous writers of our language, and numberless curious and happy turns from orators and poets, have knocked at the door, and it was hard to deny them. But to admit these simply on their own merits, without assurance that the general reader would readily recognize them as old friends, was aside from the purpose of this collection. Still, it has been thought better to incur the risk of erring on the side of fulness.”

With the many additions to the English writers, the present edition contains selections from the French, and from the wit and wisdom of the ancients. A few passages have been admitted without a claim to familiarity, but solely on the ground of coincidence of thought.

I am under great obligations to M. H. MORGAN, Ph. D., of Harvard University, for the translation of Marcus Aurelius, and for the translation and selections from the Greek tragic writers. I am indebted to the kindness of Mr. DANIEL W. WILDER, of Kansas, for the quotations from Pilpay, with contributions from Diogenes Laertius, Montaigne, Burton, and Pope's Homer; to Dr. WILLIAM J. ROLFE for quotations from Robert Browning ; to Mr. JAMES W. MCINTYRE for quotations from Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Mrs. Browning, Robert Browning, and Tennyson. And I have incurred other obligations to friends for here a little and there a little.

It gives me pleasure to acknowledge the great assistance I have received from Mr. A. W. STEVENS, the accomplished reader of the University Press, as this work was passing through the press.

In withdrawing from this very agreeable pursuit, beg to offer my sincere thanks to all who have assisted me either in the way of suggestions or by contributions; and especially to those lovers of this subsidiary literature for their kind appreciation of former editions.

Accepted by scholars as an authoritative book of reference, it has grown with its growth in public estimation with each reissue. Of the last two editions forty thousand copies were printed, apart from the English reprints. The present enlargement of text equals three hundred and fifty pages of the previous edition, and the index is increased with upwards of ten thousand lines.

CAMBRIDGE, March, 1891.

INDEX OF AUTHORS.

530, 529
312, 158

Bacos, FRANCIS
Bacox, LADY AXXE, note
BAILEY, PRILIP JAMES
BAILLIE, JOAXXA
BASCROFT, GEORGE, note
BARBAULD, MRS.
BARÈRE, BERTRAND
BARMAX, R. H.
BARKER, THEODORE L.
BARNFIELD, RICHARD
BARRETT, EATON S.
BARRINGTON, GEORGE

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BRAMSTON, JAMES
BREEN, H. H., note
BRERETON, JANE
BRETON, NICHOLAS, note
BROWLEY, Isaac H.
BROOKE, LORD
BROUGHAM, LORD .

LORD, note
BROWN, JOHN
BROWN, TOM
BROWNE, SIR THOMAS
BROWNE, WILLIAM
BROWNING, ELIZABETH B.
BROWNING, ROBERT
BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN
BRYDGES, SIR S. EGERTON
BUFFON, note
BULFINCH, SAMUEL G., note
BUNN, ALFRED
BUNSEX, CARL Josias, note
BUNYAN, JOHN.
BURCHARD, SAMUEL D.
BURKE, EDMUND
BURNET, GILBERT, note
BURNS, ROBERT
BURTOX, ROBERT
BUSSY DE RABUTIN, note
BUTLER, SAMUEL

SAMUEL, note
BYRD, WILLIAM, note
BYROM, JOHN
BYRON, LORD

PAGE

352 CHESTERFIELD, EARL OP
409 CHILD, LYDIA MARIA
312 CHOATE, RUFUS

33 CHORLEY, HEXBY F.
681 CHRISTY, DAVID

CHURCH, BENJAMIN, note
527 CHURCHILL, CHARLES
426 CIBBER, COLLEY
380

COLLEY, nole
286 CICERO
217 CLARENDON, EDWARD Hyde
201

CLARKE, John, note
020 CLARKE, MACDONALD
643 CLAY, HENRY, note
572

CLEVELAND, GROVER .
674 CODRINGTON, CHRISTOPHER, note
186 CORE, Sir EDWARD
488 COLERIDGE, HARTLEY
561 COLERIDGE, S. TAYLOR
770

S. TAYLOR, note
265 COLLINS, WILLIAJI
079 COLMAN, GEORGE
407 COLTON, C.C..
010 CONGREVE, WILLIAM .
416 CONSTABLE, HENRY, note
185 CONSTANT, HENRY B.
286 COOK, ELIZA
200 COOPER, J. FENIMORF, note
361 CORNUCL, MADAME, nole

22 COTTOx, NATHANIEL.
351 Cowley, ABRAHAM
639 COWER, WILLIAM

CRABBZ, GEORGE
529 CRANCH, CHRISTOPHER P.

496 CRANFIELD, note
418, 528

CRASHAW, RICHARD
512 CRAWFORD, ANNE .
084

CRISTYNE, note.
S10 CROCKETT, DAVID.
464 CROKER, JOHN W., note
200 CUNNINGHAM, ALLAN
285 CURRAN, John P. .
577 CURTIUS, QUINTUS, note
080
528 D'ABRANTES, DUC
710 V’ABRANTES, MADAME, note

'ALRYMPLE, SIR Joux, note
CE, CHARLES

SAMUEL
035 D
35 D

note
393

CHARLES
317 DARW.. ERASMUS .
619

ERASMUS, note
1 DAVENANT, SIR WILLIAM
153 | DAVIE,

I, note

PAGE

332
596
588
667
851
513
412
295
291
705
255
508
582
505
669
295

24
677
498
481
389
454
675
291
484
806
051
580
740
302
260
413
413

CALHOUN, JOHN C.
CALLIMACHUS
CAMPBELL, LORD, note
CAMPBELL, THOMAS
CAMDEN, WILLIAM
CAMBRONNE
CANNING, GEORGE
Carew, THOMAS
CAREY, HENRY
CARLYLE, THOMAS
CARPENTER, JOSEPI E.
CARRUTHERS, ROBERT, note
CATINAT, MARSHAL, note
CATULLUS, note
CENTLIVRE, SUSANNAH
CexvANTES
CHANNING, WILLIAM E.
CHAPMAN, GEORGE
CHARLES I., note.
CHABRON, note.
CHASE, SALMON P.
CHAUCER, GEOFFREY
CHERRY, ANDREW .

210
258
673

12
852
284
637
835
25

806
718
550
677

39
769

28
622
424
426
217
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