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IN THE

PURSUITS OF LITERATURE,

CONTAINING

HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, AND CRITICAL

REMARKS.

BY SAMUEL L. KNAPP. RL

_"Clear arguments may rise
In short succession : Yet th' historic draught
Shall occupy attention's steadfast soul."
“Here may the historic instance give effect
To moral portraits."

"Here let us breathe ; and happily institute
A course of learning and in enious studies."

NEW YORK:

CHARLES S. FRANCIS-252 BROADWAY.

BOSTON:
JOSEPH H. FRANCIS-128 WASHINGTON STREET.

1841. '}

NEWY

Entered according to the Act of Congress, January, 1832, by J. K. Porter, in the office of the Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

GEORGE H. EVANS, PRINTER.

· TO THE MEMBERS

CF THE

MERCANTILE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION,

WHO,
AMIDST THE CARES AND BUSINESS

OF ACTIVE LIFE,

OR IN THE DOMESTIC CIRCLE,
ARE ENGAGED IN THE PURSUIT OF THAT KNOWLEDGE
WHICH GIVES EXPANSION TO THOUGHT;'

STRENGTH TO THE MIND,.

FIRMNESS TO PURPOSE ;
REFINEMENT TO MORALS;
AND WEIGHT TO CHARACTER ;

THIS VOLUME,
CONTAINING A FEW HINTS, BY WAY OF ADVICE,
. UPON AUTHORS AND ERAS OF LITERATURE

AND OTHER RELATIVE MATTERS,
IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED,
BY THEIR SINCERE FRIEND,

THE AUTHOR.

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