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Books Prescribed for 1899Continued.
BURKE'S SPEECH ON CONCILIATION WITH AMERICA. Edited,

with introduction and notes, by Albert S. Cook, Ph.D., Pro-
fessor of the English Language and Literature in Yale Univer-

sity. With Portrait of Burke. CARLYLE'S ESSAY ON BURNS. Edited, with introduction and

notes, by Wilson Farrand, A.M., Associate Principal of the Newark Academy, Newark, N. J. With Portrait of Burns.

Books Prescribed for the 1900 Examinations.

(See also Preceding Lists.)
FOR READING.
DRYDEN'S PALAMON AND ARCITE. Edited by Professor J. W.

Bright.
POPE's Homer's ILIAD. BOOKS I., VI., XXII., AND XXIV.

Edited by Superintendent Maxwell and Percival Chubb.
THE SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY PAPERS. Edited by Dr. D. O. S.

Lowell.
GOLDSMITH'S THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD. Edited by Professor

Mary A. Jordan.
DE QUINCEY'S FLIGHT OF A TARTAR TRIBE. Edited by Dr. C.

S. Baldwin.

TENNYSON'S THE PRINCESS. Edited by Professor G. E. Wood

berry. SCOTT'S IVANHOE.

[In preparation. COOPER'S THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. [In preparation.

FOR STUDY.

SHAKSPERE'S MACBETH. Edited by Professor Manly.
MILTON'S PARADISE LOST. BOOKS I. AND II. Edited by Pro-

fessor E. E. Hale, Jr.
BURKE'S SPEECH ON ConciliATION WITH AMERICA. Edited by

Dr. A. S. Cook.

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MACAULAY'S ESSAYS ON MILTON AND ADDISON.

The following volumes are also ready : Scott's WOODSTOCK. Edited, with introduction and notes, by

Bliss Perry, A.M., Professor of Oratory and Æsthetic Criticism in the College of New Jersey. With Portrait of Sir Walter

Scott. MACAULAY'S ESSAY ON MILTON. Edited, with introduction and

notes, by James Greenleaf Croswell, A.B., Head-master of the Brearley School, New York, formerly Assistant Professor of Greek in Harvard University. With Portrait of Macaulay.

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SHAKSPERE'S A MIDSUMMER Night's DREAM. Edited, with

introduction and notes, by George Pierce Baker, A.B., Assistant Professor of English in Harvard University. With Frontispiece,

•Imitation of an Elizabethan Stage. WEBSTER'S FIRST BUNKER HILL ORATION, together with other

Addresses relating to the Revolution. Edited, with introduction and notes, by Fred Newton Scott, Ph.D., Junior Professor of Rhetoric in the University of Michigan. With Portrait of

Daniel Webster. MILTON'S L'ALLEGRO, IL PENSEROSO, COMUS, AND LYCIDAS.

Edited, with introductions and notes, by William P. Trent, A.M., Professor of English in the University of the South. With Portrait of Milton.

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“The series as a whole certainly marks

a clear advance beyond all its predecessors.”—— The Educational Review, February, 1896.

“We have seen no fitter school editions of these works which are now included in the preparatory reading required by all the leading colleges of the country.”The Critic, New York.

The Suggestions for Teachers are likely to be of great value, not only because many teachers need assistance in such work, but also because they must tend to introduce the uniformity of method that is hardly less valuable than the uniformity of the courses themselves.”

- The Educational Review, February, 1896. “I take great pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of the two beautiful volumes in your English Classics.

They are not only thoroughly well edited, but excellent specimens of book-making, such books as a student may take pleasure in having, not merely for a task book but for a permanent possession. It is a wise project on your part, I think, to accustom young students to value books for their intrinsic worth, and that by the practical way of making the books good and attractive.”—Prof. JOHN F. GENUNG, Amherst College.

“You are to be congratulated upon the excellence of the series of English Classics which you are now publishing, if I may judge of it by the three numbers I have examined.

Of these, the intro. ductions, the suggestions to teachers, the chronological tables, and the notes are most admirable in design and execution. The editor-in-chief and his associates have rendered a distinct service to secondary schools, and the publishers have done superior mechanical work in the issue of this series.”—CHARLES C. RAMSAY, Principal of Durfee High School, Fall River, Mass.

“With the two (volumes) I have already acknowledged and these four, I find myself increasingly pleased as I examine. As a series the books have two strong points: there is a unity of method in editing that I have seen in no other series; the books are freer from objections in regard to the amount and kind of editing than any other series I know.”

-Byron GROCE, Master in English, Boston Latin School. “I am your debtor for two specimens of your series of ENGLISH Classics, designed for secondary schools in preparation for entrance examinations to college. With their clear type, good paper, sober and attractive binding-good enough for any library shelves—with their introductions, suggestions to teachers, and notes at the bottom of the pages, I do not see how much more could be desired.”

- Prof. D. L. MAULSBY, Tufts College. “* Admirably adapted to accomplish what you intend-to interest young persons in thoughtful reading of noble literature. The help given seems just what is needed; its generosity is not of the sort to make the young student unable to help himself. I am greatly pleased with the plan and with its execution.”—Prof. C. B. BRADLEY, University of California; Member of English Conference of the National Committee of Ten.

“Let me thank you for four more volumes of your excellent series of ENGLISH CLASSICS.

As specimens of book-making they are among the most attractive books I have ever seen for school use; and the careful editing supplies just enough information to stimulate a young reader. I hope that the series may soon be completed and be widely used.”—Prof. W. E. MEAD, Wesleyan University.

“ The series is admirably planned, the 'Suggestions to Teachers' being a peculiarly valuable feature. I welcome all books looking toward better English teaching in the secondary schools."

— Prof. KATHERINE LEE BATES, Wellesley College. “They are thoroughly edited and attractively presented, and cannot fail to be welcome when used for the college entrance requirements in English.”—Prof. CHARLES F. RICHARDSON, Dartmouth College.

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IRVING'S • TALES OF A TRAVELLER.'

“I feel bound to say that, if the series of English Classics is carried out after the plan of this initial volume, it will contribute much toward making the study of literature a pure delight.”

- Prof. A. G. NEWCOMER, Leland Stanford Jr. University.

I have looked through the first volume of your ENGLISH CLASSICS, Irving's “ Tales of a Traveller,' and do not see how literature could be made more attractive to the secondary schools.”—Prof. EDWARD A. ALLEN, University of Missouri ; Member of the English Conference of the National Committee of Ten.

“I have received your Irving's 'Tales of a Traveller' and examined it with much pleasure. The helpful suggestions to teachers, the judicious notes, the careful editing, and the substantial binding make it the most desirable volume for class use on the subject, that has come to my notice.”—EDWIN CORNELL, Principal of Central Valley Union School, N. Y.

GEORGE ELIOT'S SILAS MARNER.'

“ This book is really attractive and inviting. The introduction, particularly the suggestions to pupils and teachers, is a piece of real helpfulness and wisdom.”

-D. E. BOWMAN, Principal of High School, Waterville, Me. “ The edition of “Silas Marner' recently sent out by you leaves nothing undone. I find the book handsome, the notes sensible and clear. I'm glad to see a book so well adapted to High School needs, and I shall recommend it, without reserve, as a safe and clean book to put before our pupils.”

- JAMES W. McLANE, Central High School, Cleveland, O.

Scott's · WOODSTOCK.'

“Scott's ‘Woodstock,' edited by Professor Bliss Perry, deepens the impression made by the earlier numbers that this series, LONGMANS' ENGLISH CLASSICS, is one of unusual excellence in the editing, and will prove a valuable auxiliary in the reform of English teaching now generally in progress

... We have, in addition to the unabridged text of the novel, a careful editorial introduction; the author's introduction, preface and notes; a reprint of 'The Just Devil of Woodstock’; and such foot-notes as the student will need as he turns from page to page. Besides all this apparatus, many of the chapters have appended a few suggestive hints for character-study, collateral reading and discussions of the art of fiction. All this matter is so skillfully distributed that it does not weigh upon the conscience, and is not likely to make the student forget that he is, after all, reading a novel chiefly for the pleasure it affords. The entire aim of this volume and its companions is literary rather than historical or linguistic, and in this fact their chief value is to be found.” The Dial.

“I heartily approve of the manner in which the editor's work has been done. This book, if properly used by the teacher and supplemented by the work so clearly suggested in the notes, may be made of great value to students, not only as literature but as affording opportunity for historical research and exercise in composition.”

-LILLIAN G. KIMBALL, State Normal School, Oshkosh, Wis.

DEFOE'S · HISTORY OF THE PLAGUE IN LONDON.'

' He gives an interesting biography of Defoe, an account of his works, a discussion of their ethical influence (including that of this ‘somewhat sensational' novel), some suggestions to teachers and students, and a list of references for future study. This is all valuable and suggestive. The reader wishes that there were more of it. Indeed, the criticism I was about to offer on this series is perhaps their chief excellence. One wishes that the introductions were longer and more exhaustive. For, contrary to custom, as expressed in Gratiano's query, “Who riseth from a feast with that keen appetite that he sits down ?' the young student will doubtless finish these introductions hungering for more. And this, perhaps, was the editor's object in view, viz., that the introductory and explanatory matter should be suggestive and stimulating rather than complete and exhaustive!”—Educational Review.

“I have taken great pleasure in examining your edition of Defoe's Plague in London.' The introduction and notes are beyond reproach, and the binding and typography are ideal. The American school-boy is to be congratulated that he at length may study his English from books in so attractive a dress.”—GEORGE N. MCKNIGHT, Instructor in English, Cornell University.

“I am greatly obliged to you for the copy of the Journal of the Plague.' I am particularly pleased with Professor Carpenter's introduction and his handling of the difficult points in Defoe's life.”—HAMMOND LAMONT, A.B., Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric in Brown University.

MACAULAY'S · ESSAY ON MILTON.'

“I have examined the Milton and am much pleased with it; it fully sustains the high standard of the other works of this series ; the intrn. duction, the suggestions to teachers, and the notes are admirable.”

-WILLIAM NICHOLS, The Nichols School, Buffalo, N. Y.

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