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EDITOR'S PREFACE.

THE present work is the American version of the latest

edition of Bohn's Dictionary of Poetical Quotations. It largely represents American authdrs, and embraces many additions from English writers. All the quotations have been carefully compared with the author's text, not one being included the accuracy of which has not been verified. Full references have been supplied in every instance.

The quotations from Shakespeare's Plays have been verified by Charles Knight's text, and those from his Poems, by Mrs. Horace Howard Furness's Concordance to Shakespeare; those from the Old Dramatists by Routledge's edition; and those from other authors, by the best editions of their works.

Subjects have been grouped, and full cross-references have been made.

Every quotation has been consecutively numbered, and a Concordance Index added, giving the prominent words in each extract twice or more, so that every passage can be readily referred to.

The places, and dates of birth and death are given, with the authors' names, in an Index showing the quotations from each writer. In long poems the lines have been counted, and the extracts verified by a reference to the exact passage.

It is believed that by these methods, and by the great care observed in proof-reading, this volume will approve itself to the tastes and necessities of the ordinary reader, as well as to all literary and studious persons, containing, as it does, so choice a representation of English verse.

NEW YORK, July, 1883.

A

DICTIONARY

OF

QUOTATIONS FROM ENGLISH AND

AMERICAN POETS.

BASED UPON

BOHN'S EDITION,

REVISED, CORRECTED, AND ENLARGED.
TWELVE HUNDRED QUOTATIONS ADDED FROM AMERICAN

AUTHORS.

"The multiplicity of facts and writings is become so great that

everything must now be reduced to extracts." - Voltaire.

NEW YORK:

THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO.,

No. 13 ASTOR PLACE.

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