Masterpieces of British Literature (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Masterpieces of British Literature
As far as possible, in accordance with the title of the book, the selections have given opportunity for illustrating the scope of the author's genius, but in one or two instances, notably in the case of Words worth and Burns, emphasis has been laid upon one form, the lyrical, as best suited to the demands of the reader. In brief, the book does not profess to be a comprehensive survey of British literature, but such a compilation from the writings of story-tellers, poets, and essayists, as may give an appreciative reader a generous draught from the well of good English. By the time a young reader has reached this book, he ought to be ready for large enjoyment of literature, and the editor trusts that Masterpieces of Britt's.
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