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PREFACE

P.S.—Through the kindness of Mr. J. S. Cotton, I have been enabled to see a work on Barlaam published at Calcutta in 1895 as a text-book in English. It contains, curiously enough, the Caxton Barlaam which I have also given. It has besides a reprint of the three Middle English legends edited by Dr. Horstmann, as well as an eighteenth century tract. The editor, Dr. K. S. Macdonald, is unacquainted with Kuhn's researches, and devotes his Introduction mainly to disproving the possibility of Christianity having been influenced by Buddhism.