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THE LIVES OF THE AUTHORS,
IN TWELVE VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED BY JAMES CRISSY.
1 THE publisher of the present edition of the SPECTATOR has been desirous of adapting it to the convenience of all readers. The objection to a small type for a book so generally read, it will be perceived is completely obviated, and the size of the volumes renders it portable as a travelling companion. By referring to the Index in the last volume, which is arranged alphabetically for the original eight volumes, the reader may at once turn to any particular subject contained in the work.
The Spectator not only contains a vast fund of entertainment for the general reader, but it abounds with maxims and principles which may be rendered useful to every generation, and is, perhaps, the best history that can be referred to for a knowledge of the manners and peculiarities of the people of England in the days of Steele and Addison. It has an undiminished sale in England, and its popularity must increase with the extension of education and literature in this country.
In stereotyping this work, every care and attention has been bestowed upon it, to render it worthy the patronage of the public.