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AN ADVANCED FRENCH READER;

CONTAINING

SELECTIONS FROM THE PRINCIPAL CLASSICAL FRENCH POETS AND PROSE

WRITERS DURING THE PAST TWO HUNDRED YEARS; OR FROM

THE AGE OF LOUIS XIV. TO THE PRESENT DAY, WITH

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES OF THE AUTHORS; THE

WHOLE CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED;

FORMING A BRIEF

COMPENDIUM OP FRENCH LITERATURE.

ALSO A TREATISE UPON

FRENCH VERSIFICATION,

AND

NOTES UPON THE SELECTIONS, EXPLANATORY AND CRITICAL.

BY

EDWARD Hv'llAGILL, A. M.,

PROFESSOR OF ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGES IN SWARTHMORE COLLEGE, PA.

AUTHOR OF "A FRENCH GRAMMAR," "AN INTRODUCTORY

FRENCH READER," ETC., ETC.

NEW YOKE:

WOOLWORTH, AINSWORTH, AND COMPANY,

51, 53, & 55 JOHN STREET.

1870.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by

Edward H. Magill,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Electrotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry,
No. 19 Spring Lane.

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