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FROM

“THE TIMES."

BEING

A SELECTION FROM THE LITERARY PAPERS WHICH

HAVE APPEARED IN THAT JOURNAL.

By ganuel

REPRINTED BY PERMISSION.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1851.

LONDON: BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

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THE series of works, of which the present publication forms the commencement, owes its origin to the now sufficiently well-known suggestion with respect to “Literature for the Rail,” which was put forth in the columns of the Times newspaper on the 9th of August last. In cheerfully responding to the earnest personal appeal made in the course of that remarkable essay, the publisher of this volume has gladly availed himself of the permission accorded by the proprietors of the leading journal to republish articles that have appeared in their columns, and of the opportunity thus afforded him of securing for his “Railway Readings” a volume of contributions whose literary merits and moral tone are so well calculated to assist in the important national object advocated by the great organ of public opinion.

Railway readers and others will not be sorry to possess, in a permanent form, a selection from the

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