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THE LITERARY HISTORY

OF ENGLAND

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THE

LITERARY HISTORY

OF

ENGLAND

IN THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH AND BEGINNING

OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

By MRS. OLIPHANT

Margaret CEN
Oliphanto

(Wilson)

AUTHOR OF 'MAKERS OF FLORENCE,' ETC.

* Reading maketh a full man.'-BACON, On Study.
*A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit enubalmed and

treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.'— MILTON, Areopagitica.
Je ne voyage sans livres, ny en paix, ny en guerre. C'est la ineilleure munition

que j'aye trouvé à cet humain voyage.'-MONTAIGNE, Livre iii. Chap. iii.
' Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind.'-ADDISON,

Spectator.

IN THREE VOLUMES-VOL. III.

London
MACMILLAN AND CO.

AND NEW YORK

1889

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