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THE LITERARY HISTORY

OF ENGLAND

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THE

LITERARY HISTORY

OF

ENGLAND

IN THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH AND BEGINNING

OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

BY MRS. OLIPHANT

AUTHOR OF 'MAKERS OF FLORENCE,' ETC.

" Reading maketh a full man."-Bacon, On Study.
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit embalmed and treasured up

on purpose to a life beyond life.”—Milton, Areopagitica.
« Je ne voyage sans livres, ny en paix, ny en guerre. C'est la meilleure munition

que j'aye trouvé à cet humain voyage.”—MONTAIGNE, Livre iii. Chap. iii.
* Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind."-Addison, Spectator.

IN THREE VOLUMES

VOL II

London

MACMILLAN AND CO.

1882

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