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Representative English Prose and Prose Writers--Notices Continued.
Prof. T. W. Bancroft, of Brown Uni
style. The plan of the book commends it versity, in “ Modern Language Notes.”
to my judgment as including within the says: “We conceive the leading excel
limits of a single term's study the subject lences of the work to be the comprehen- of English prose." sive plan which enables the author to have a firm hold upon the whole discussion ;
Prof. H. L. Chapman, of Bowdoin Colthoroughly assimilated material; an ab.
lege : “ The purpose and the plan of the sence of all attempts to parade his learn
book are alike admirable, and it derives ing, and a genuine sympathy with his
its value not more from Professor Hunt's subj-ct. This attempt has, therefore, re
evident familiarity with the field he travsulted in the production of a work which
erses, than from his uniform candor and should speedily find its way into higher
sobriety of judgment. The periods are seminaries and colleges, wherever the need is felt of a comprehensive study of
wisely distinguished, and their charac
teristics well set forth, while in the treatEnglish prose authors.”
ment of representative writers he is sug
gestive, discriminating, and forcible. It From President Carter, of Williams
is a helpful and stimulating book either College : “I am pleased with the plan of
for the class-room or for the study.” the book, and the execution seems to me to be thorough and accurate, and to show Prof. 5. M. Garnett, University of literary perception and sympathy to a Virginia : “I regard it as a careful piece marked degree.”
of work, and think it will prove very use
ful as a text-book of English prose writers. Prof. Harrison, of Washington and Lee I think that Prof. Hunt has well criticised University, Va.: "I have examined the the writers whom he discusses, and that book with some care and find it an excel. his analysis of the style of each cannot lent manual, much simpler than Minto's, fail to be very useful to students.” and better adapted to college use as well as more manageable than his. An intelli- President Welling, of Columbian Unigent teacher who guides the reading and versity, Washington : "So far as I have English culture of his class with this book been able to examine the work, it seems in his hand, cannot but secure good re- to me that he has been equally happy in sults. The style is concise and clear, the his selection of representative names and statements are accurate, and the method in defining the principles according to of analysis suggestive."
which the writers of English prose may
be variously classified. In this way the Rev. Prof. G. T. Shedd, Union Theolog - whole body of English prose literature is ical Seminary, N. Y.: “It impresses me passed under review in its most logical as a good manual for classes. The analy. and expressive aspects. The classification ses are in the main discriminating, and the by periods is logical because it is chronocriticisms truthful. The influence of the logical, while the classification on the book will be sound and wholesome.” basis of forms and of literary consent and
expression enables the author to portray President Shepherd, College of Charles- the very body and spirit of English prose ton, S. C.: “I have examined Hunt's in its more typical illustrations.' English Prose and Prose Writers with genuine pleasure, devoting myself to its Lutheran Quarterly says: “This is a investigation. It seems to me a sound and thoroughly good book. The whole work scholarly book, stimulating and suggest- has a practical value, and, while giving ive.”
a more satisfactory view of English litera
ture than most so-called histories of the Prof. Chas. F. Richardson, Dartmouth subject, may serve students as an adCollege, N. H. :"I think it is original, vanced work on rhetoric. The style is clear, useful, and practica As the best indi. temperate,
and well-suited for didactic cation of my favorable opinion, I may say purposes. There is none of that affected that I expect to use it with an elective brilliancy which is so often associated division of seniors in our next academic with indifference to truth and moral year.
recklessness. Teachers of English litera
ture, and pupils too, may take satisfacPresident D. 7. Hill, Bucknell Univer. tion in the marked tendency towards a sity, Lewisburg, Pa.: “The work com
systematic presentation of the bines in a marvelous degree a philosophi. subject. Of this tendency the volume cal method, and a lucid and interesting before us is one of the best illustrations."
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