The Eclectic Reader: Designed for Schools and Academies (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Mar 18, 2017 - History - 328 pages
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In conclusion, the compiler hopes that the Eclectic Reader will be an acceptable addition to the number of reading \books already before the public. Selections might have been made from Milton, Cowper, Shake speare, Thomson, and other well-known writers, both foreign and American; but it was not necessary. As some compensation, the man of taste will be pleased with the mature and finished compositions of Professors Playfair and Frisbie, the delightful allegories of Jane Taylor, the wisdom married to immortal verse of Coleridge and Wordsworth, the manly sense and com prehensive views of Evarts, and the Ciceronian elegance and dignity of Robert Hall.

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