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General Editor: LINDSAY TODD DAMON, A. B., Professor

of English Literature and Rhetoric in Brown University

30c ADDISON-The Sir Roger De Coverley Papers-ABBOTT

40c BROWNING-Selected Poems-REYNOLDS...

30c BUNYAN-The Pilgrim's Progress-LATHAM.

250 BURKE-Speech on Conciliation with America-DENNEY.

250 CARLYLE--Essay on Burns-AITON..

40c CHAUCER-Selections-GREENLAW. COOPER-Last of the Mohicans-LEWIS..

40c COLERIDGE-The Ancient Mariner, }1 vol.-MOODY

250 LOWELL-Vision of Sir Launfal,

25c DE QUINCEY-Joan of Arc and Selections-MOODY..

250 DE QUINCEY-The Flight of a Tartar Tribe--FRENCH.

30c DICKENS-A Christmas Carol, etc.-BROADUR

40c DICKENS-A Tale of Two Cities-BALDWIN.

50c DICKENS-David Copperfield-BALDWIN.

250 DRYDEN-Palamon and Arcite-Cook.

35c EMERSON-Essays and Addresses-HEYDRICK.

30c FRANKLIN-Autobiography-GRIFFIN..

35 GASKELL (Mrs.)-Cranford-HANCOCK

300 GEORGE ELIOT-Silas Marner-HANCOCK.

30c GOLDSMITH-The Vicar of Wakefield-MORTON

35c HAWTHORNE-The House of the Seven Gables-HERRICK

400 HAWTHORNE-Twice-Told Tales-HERRICK AND BRUERE.

40c IRVING-Life of Goldsmith-KRAPP.....

40c IRVING-The Sketch Book-KRAPP... IRVING-Tales of a Traveller-and parts of The Sketch Book-KRAPP 400

35c LAMB-Essays of Elia-BENEDICT...

40c LONGFELLOW-Narrative Poems-POWELL. LOWELL-Vision of Sir Launfal-See Coleridge.

30c MACAULAY-Essays on Addison and Johnson-NEWCOMER.

35c MACAULAY-Essays on Clive and Hastings-NEWCOMER

30c MACAULAY-Essays on Milton and Addison-NEWCOMER.

25c MILTON-L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas-NEILSON.

250 MILTON-Paradise Lost, Books I and II-FARLEY.

400 PALGRAVE-Golden Treasury-NEWCOMER..

400 PARKMAN-The Oregon Trail-MACDONALD

300 POE-Poems and Tales, Selected-NEWCOMER.. POPE – Homer's Iliad, Books I, VI, XXII, XXIV - CRESSY AND MOODY

250 RUSKIN-Sesame and Lilies-LINN.

250

450 SCOTT-Ivanhoe-SIMONDS.

450 SCOTT-Quentin Durward-SIMONDS.

30c SCOTT-Lady of the Lake-MOODY. COTT-Lay of the Last Minstrel-MOODY AND WILLARD.

250

300 SCOTT-Marmion-MOODY AND WILLARD... SHAKSPERE–The Neilson Edition-Edited by W. A. NEILSON, AS You Like It, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Henry

250 V, Midsummer Night's Dream, each. SHAKSPERE-Merchant of Venice-LOVETT.

250 STEVENSON-Inland Voyage and Travels with a Donkey-LEONARD 35c

250 STEVENSON-Treasure Island-BROADUS.

50c THACKERAY-Henry Esmond-PHELP8..

30c THACKERAY-English Humorists-CUNLIFFE AND WATT Three American Poems-The Raven, Snow-Bound, Miles StandishGREEVER.....

250 TENNYSON-Selected Poems-REYNOLDS..

350

250 TENNYSON- The Princess-COPELAND.

250 Washington, Webster, Lincoln-DENNEY..

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The Lake English Classics

EDITED BY

LINDSAY TODD DAMON, A.B. Professor of English Literature and Rhetoric in

Brown University

WASHINGTON

WEBSTER AND LINCOLN

SELECTIONS FOR

The College Entrance English Requirements

EDITED BY

JOSEPH VILLIERS DENNEY,

PROFESSOR IN THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

CHICAGO NEW YORK
SCOTT, FORESMAN AND COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1910 Br SCOTT, FORESMAN & COMPANY PREFACE.

American speeches have always been studied enthusiastically by Americans; not primarily because of their literary value, but because of their satisfying statement of American ideals. The words of Washington, Webster, and Lincoln express the national aspiration in ways that are forever memorable. Their phrases have passed into maxims and into the daily speech of their countrymen. The appeal they make is to the historical imagination. Consequently they can be appreciated best by those who bring to the reading the fullest knowledge of the historical events and governmental principles to which they refer. For this reason the notes explain, or put the student in the way of explaining for himself, the leading historical ideas with which Washington, Webster, and Lincoln deal in their addresses. But while the interest in these addresses is primarily historical, the editor has not neglected the literary and rhetorical phase of the study. To this phase are devoted a part of the introduction and a considerable body of the notes.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, January, 1910.

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