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The Students' Series of English Classics.
Coleridge's Ancient Mariner
30 cts. A Ballad Book
54 .. Edited by Katharine Lee Bates, Wellesley College. Matthew Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum
30 .. Webster's First Bunker Hill Oration
30.. Milton, Lyrics
Edited by Louise MANNING HODGKINS. Introduction to the Writings of John Ruskin
54 .. Macaulay's Essay on Lord Clive
42 .. Edited by Vida D. SCUDDER, Wellesley College. George Eliot's Silas Marner
42.. Scott's Marmion
Edited by Mary Harriott Norris, Instructor, New York.
Edited by A. S. Roe, Worcester, Mass.
Edited by W. W. CURTIS, High School, Pawtucket, R.I.
42 .. Edited by FRED N. Scott, University of Michigan. Joan of Arc and Other Selections from De Quincey
42 .. Edited by HENRY H. BELFIELD, Chicago Manual Training School. Carlyle's The Diamond Necklace
42 .. Edited by W. F. Mozier, High School, Ottawa, Ill. Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison
42.. Edited by JAMES CHALMERS, Ohio State University. Lays of Ancient Rome
[Nearly ready] Edited by Viola V. Price, Southwest Kansas College. Selections from the Speeches of Henry Clay . [Nearly ready]
Edited by CHARLES H. RAYMOND, Lawrenceville School. Scott's Lady of the Lake
[Nearly ready] Edited by JAMES ARTHUR TUFts, Phillips Exeter Academy. Charles Sumner's True Grandeur of Nations . [Nearly ready]
Edited by Geo, L. Maris, Friends' Central School, Philadelphia. Selected Orations and Speeches
[Nearly ready] Edited by C. A. WHITING, University of Utah. Several others are in preparation, and all are substantially bound in cloth.
LEACH, SHEWELL, & SANBORN, Publishers,
BOSTON, NEW YORK CHICAGO.
Although a cheap edition of Johnson's “ Rasselas stands in small need of recommendation to teachers of English literature, a few words regarding the characteristic features of the present volume may not be entirely out of place.
1. The Text. — The standard text of Rasselas, or at all events the most carefully edited text which has appeared up to the present time, is that issued in 1879 from the Clarendon Press, Oxford. The same 'plates, without change in any particular, were used in G. Birkbeck Hill's edition of 1887. This text, in all its essential features, is the one here reproduced. The most noticeable departures from it will be found in the orthography, which has been made to conform to American usage, and in two verbal corrections, called for by the context and sanctioned by the Oxford edition of 1825. These last consist in the substitution of “could " for “can,” line 3, p. 180, and of "offers” for “offered,” line