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Shakspeare's universal grasp of human nature, .

No mountain passions were to be allowed in him,

Proofs of Shakspeare's greatness, . - -

Pastoral poetry, . - - - - -

Walton's Angler, - - - - -

Sterne's Sentimental Journey, . - -

Mrs. Radcliffe and Rousseau, - - -

Scott's Lady of the Lake, . - - -

Shelley and Wordsworth, . - - -

Walter Scott,

The representative of the mind of the age in literature,

The tests of a truly great man, . - -

The faults of the age, .

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PREF A C E.

A PREFACE need not, as a matter of course, be an apology. Yet, an apology would be offered for “Selections” from Ruskin's Works, were those valuable works accessible to readers in general. Being voluminous and expensive, they are beyond the means of many who could appreciate and highly enjoy them. Moreover, some of the topics discussed are merely local (English), and not specially interesting to the American public. A rich field, however, remains, from which these selections have been carefully culled, and methodically arranged to form a book complete in itself. For the choice and arrangement alone, is the Editor responsible; the Author speaks for himself.

L. C. T. PRINCETox, N. J.

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