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PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

COPYRIGHT, 1893,

By MACMILLAN & CO.

First edition (2 Vols. Globe 8vo) 1885. Second
edition (1 Vol. Crown 8vo) 1888. Reprinted 1889;
January and October, 1890; March and Septem-
ber, 1891, 1892; January and April, 1893; Janu-
ary, August, 1894; August, 1895; March, 1896;
October, 1897; March, 1899; July, 1900; October,
1901; June, 1903; March, 1905; May, 1907; July,
1909.

New edition, in one volume, September, 1906.

Norwood Press
J. S. Cushing Co. - Berwick & Smith Co.

Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND

EDITION.

N this second edition of the English

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I have inserted a good many new passages,
taken from the last French edition (Cin-
quième édition, revue et augmentée). But
I have not translated all the fresh material
to be found in that edition, nor have I
omitted certain sections of the Journal
which in these two recent volumes have
been omitted by their French editors. It
would be of no interest to give my reasons
for these variations at length. They depend
upon certain differences between the Eng-
lish and the French public, which are more
readily felt than explained. Some of the
passages which I have left untranslated
seemed to me to overweight the introspec-
tive side of the Journal, already so full
to overweight it, at any rate, for English
readers. Others which I have retained,

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though they often relate to local names and books, more or less unfamiliar to the general public, yet seemed to me valuable as supplying some of that surrounding detail, that setting, which helps one to understand a life. Besides, we English are in many ways more akin to Protestant and Puritan Geneva than the French readers to whom the original Journal primarily addresses itself, and some of the entries I have kept have probably, by the nature of things, more savour for us than for them.

M. A. W.

The new and enlarged Index affixed to the
present Edition is due to the care and pains of
Mr. George Seton of St. Bennet's, Edinburgh,
to whom the Translator desires to express her
sincere thanks.

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