The Classical Reader

The Classical Reader : A Selection of Lessons in Prose and Verse; From the Most Esteemed English and American Writers (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Classical Reader: A Selection of Lessons in Prose and Verse; From the Most Esteemed English and American Writers We trust that our cabinet will be found to contain a large proportion of new specimens, and to be rich in the products Of our native mines. Some of our friends will perhaps regret that we have brought nothing more from the old and long-deserted veins of Milton's prose, Of Boyle, of Clarendon, of Jeremy Taylor, and of Bacon. We will venture to call the attention of the public to our collection, as a Family Reader, as well as a school-book. For the latter purpose, however, it was designed and it is our sincere hope, that it may con tribute, in some measure, to the instruction of that interesting portion of the community, who are preparing to enter upon the active scenes Of life and help to imbue them with a generous taste for an elevating. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 585g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 67 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243173237
  • 9780243173235