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READINGS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE is issued by the publishers as a companion volume to their Elementary HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE, and as a text-book for those who are engaged in that study. In selecting the readings the main objects have been twofold.
1. To fix upon such authors as in a general history of literature justly claim a prominent place, and to extract from their works one or more striking and characteristic passages as specimens of their peculiar gifts and powers; such passages as seemed suitable for reading in a public school, and were susceptible also of critical dissection and analysis, so that the writer's method and skill in handling his subject might be considered, and his historical place and value truly determined. To aid in this, a brief notice prefixed to each writer records the time in which he lived, and the titles of his principal works.
In the space at command, and with such a long line of worthies to exhibit, it was not practicable to insert, in most cases, more than one extract from each author; but the acknowledged masters in prose composition, Milton, Taylor, Burke, etc., have been drawn upon more freely.
2. The readings have been chosen with more regard to the style than to the subject-matter. In an advanced English class it is not so much the scientific or historical