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my own mind, but had hardly dared to expect to see in existence: very great, because it is prepared with so much literary taste and judgment, and evinces throughout so strict a regard for purity of morals. While its character is such as pre-eminently fits it for Colleges and High Sebools, and the more advanced classes, both male and female, in all our Academical Institutions, it will be found very instructive to professional and literary men, generally; and to that large, and I am happy to believe, increasing class of our business men, who treasure up their leisure moments and devote them to the cultivation of their intellect and taste.
I feel entirely confident of the sucres of your book; and as it is educated mind that rules the world, so I expect great, and salutary, and lasting effects from the general introduction of so sound, and pure, and tasteful a work is that you have prepared.
Sincerely your friend, B. P. AYDELOTT.
From the London Literary Gazette, of March, 1851. “The immense labour bestowed in the preparation of such a work, is at once obvious, and we can bear testimony to the judgment and taste displayed by the compiler. Mr. Cleveland has rendered good service to the cause of sound education by the publication of this class-book, which, we trust, will be as widely introduced into the schools of this country as it is already in America. The work has been studiously prepared with a view to the moral as well as to the intellectual improvement of the rising generation, and whether as an educational book or one for private reading, it is among the best Compendiums of English Literature."
2. ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, chronologically arranged. Consisting of Biographical Sketches of the Authors and Selections from their works; with Notes explanatory, illustrative, and directing to the best editions and various criticisms; being a Sequel to the “Compendium of English Literature." By Charles D. Cleveland. Stereo type edition, Second Thousand. (1853.)
This sequel to the “Compendium" comprises biographical sketches and selections from the writings of English authors who died within the present century, and those at present living. The volume therefore embraces a large number of authors who flourished in the last century.
EXTRACTS FROM NOTICES OF THE PRESS.
** The arrangements throughout are judicions, and the selections have been made with the picest discrimination. The volume is one well calculated to grace as well the library as the centre-table, and to be referred to again and again with pleasure. It is full of information, and may well be described as a casket of literary gems."— Penna. Inquirer, Phila.
“It is quite sufficient of this noble volume to say that it is based on the plan of the author's “Compendium of English literature," a work which has more judicious reading and sterling excellence than any other ever issued for similar purposes."-- American Courier, Philada.
“It is a work of scholarship and taste, and embodies an amount of admirable sentiment, lofty eloquence, and true poetry, which makes us proud that we speak the tongue of Englishmen. Prof. C. has had the heart of the philanthropist and the Christian, while exercising the eye of the critic, and has not only kept out every thing offensive to religion, but grouped to gether some of the best gems in morals and religion to be found in the language."- New York Erangelist.
“Mr. Cleveland, in this and in his former work, the “Compendium of English Literature, prior to the 19th century, has had a higher aim than ordinary compilers. He has not chosen a few brilliant writers, in order to make a flashy book, nor is his idea to give a 'smattering to the reader, a slight acquaintance with works which ought to be thoroughly known by everybody. His book is rather like a bill of fare to some splendid entertainment, which it is well carefully to examine, before beginning to partake; or like a table of contents to some huge volume, which will inform you what there is to be found, and enable you to choose for yourFelf where to begin to read." -Norton's Literary Advertiser, New York.
“We commend the selection to all who wish to keep the well of English undefiled, and to resist the tendency of the popular literaturo of the day.”-Common School Journal, Boston.
“ The volume abounds in evidences of the author's familiarity with the best English writers of this century, and with their best passages. An almost boundless field before him, he bag collected enough of its products within a small compass to excite an admiration for its vast riches. He has also made such selections as to give
a clear insight into the tone and style of the writers from whom he quotes."-- National Era, Washington.
SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF TILE AUTHORS, SELECTIONS FROM THEIR
DIRECTING TO THE BEST EDITIONS AND TO
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