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BEING SELECTIONS FROM THE PROSE WORKS OF EMINENT
THE PRESENT DAY.
WITH INDE XES.
By S. AUSTIN ALLIBONE.
AUTHOR OF "A CRITICAL DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND BRITISH AND
"PROSE QUOTATIONS FROM SOCRATES TO MACAULAY," ETC.
ROBERT LENOX KENNEDY,
OF NEW YORK,
AS A TOKEN OF PROFOUND RESPECT FOR HIS CHARACTER AS A
CHRISTIAN, A PHILANTHROPIST, AND A SCHOLAR,
I DEDICATE THIS VOLUME.
S. AUSTIN ALLIBOVE.
NEW YORK, October 11, 1879.
This volume is the fourth of my works constituting a Course of English Literature, viz. :
I. A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Part of the Nineteenth Century, containing over Forty-six Thousand [46,499] Articles (Authors); with Forty Indexes of Subjects. Royal 8vo, 3 vols., pp. 3139. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1858-70-71.
II. Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson, with Copious Indexes. Authors, 550; Subjects, 435; Quotations, 13,600. 8vo, pp. xiv. 788. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1873.
III. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay, with Indexes. Authors, 544; Subjects, 571; Quotations, 8810. 8vo. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1876.
IV. Great Authors of all Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent Writers from the Time of Pericles to the Present Day. With Indexes. 8vo. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1880.
It is difficult for an author to say anything of his works which does not savour of ostentation, or, at least, of egotism; and therefore I prefer to say nothing
S. AUSTIN ALLIBONE. NEW YORK, October 23, 1879.