Cambridge Pieces (1858) is a collection of essays and poetry by Samuel Butler written during his years at Cambridge. They were initially published in the Eagle Magazine. The collection contains a variety of essays on different subjects, including his translation and literary activities, his trip to the Continent, and his early life experiences. On English Composition and Other Matters, Napoleon at St. Helena, and On the Italian Priesthood are some of the essays in the collection.
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ON ENGLISH COMPOSITION AND OTHER MATTERS
TRANSLATION FROM AN UNPUBLISHED WORK OF HERODOTUS 36 THE SHIELD OF ACHILLES WITH VARIATIONS
A SKIT ON EXAMINATIONS
ON THE ITALIAN PRIESTHOOD
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