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Were 1 to pray for a caste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me during life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading..... Give a man this taste, and the means of gratifying it, and you can hardly fail of making him a happy man; unless, indeed, you put into his hands a most perverse selection of books. You place him in contact with the best society in every period of history,-with the wisest, the wittiest, the tenderest, the bravest, and the purest characters who have adorned humanity. You make him a denizen of all nations, a contemporary of all ages. The world has been created for him."-SIR JOHN HERSCHEL. Address on
the opening of the Eton Library, 1833.
Schlegel, August We're
COURSE OF LECTURES
DRAMATIC ART AND LITERATURE,
AUGUSTUS WILLIAM SCHLEGEL.
BY JOHN BLACK, Esq.
LATE EDITOR OF THE MORNING CHRONICLA.
REVISED, ACCORDING TO THE LAST GERMAN EDITION,
BY THE REV? A. J. W. MORRISON, M.A.
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