Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

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Echo Library, Dec 1, 2006 - Literary Collections - 328 pages
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Contents: William Caxton: Title, Prologue and Epilogues to the Recuyell of the Histories of Troy; Epilogue to Dictes; Prologue to Golden Legend, Caton, Aesop; Proem to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; Prologue to Malory's King Arthur and Virgil's Eneydos. John Calvin: Dedication of the Institutes of the Christian Religion. Nicolaus Copernicus: Dedication of the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies. John Knox: Preface to the History of the Reformation in Scotland. Edmund Spenser: prefatory Letter to Sir Walter Raleigh on the Faerie Queene. Sir Walter Raleigh: Preface to the History of the World. Francis Bacon: Prooemium, Epistle Dedicatory, Preface, and Plan of the Instauratio Magna.

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Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926) was president of Harvard University for 40 years. He lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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