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which the au: itself is in its movement gross and palpable. As fyiXy therefore, as sense and rhythm allow, old spelling will, throughout this Library, be modernised* Also, it is the Editor's intention to respect that change in the convention of society which excludes now from our common acquaintance certain plainnesses of thought and speech once honestly meant and honestly allowed. By a little care in this respect, much of the best literature can, with slight injury to its best features, be rescued from neglect. The use and beauty of old monuments are, surely, separable from their dust and dirt.

No writer has ever felt of his own book that it attained his highest aim, but that has not been reason for regretting that it had an aim. The Universal Library will fall short of its mark, but it will not be the worse for having such a purpose as is here described. Considering, also, what a staff of writers it will have, and that in each book the Editor restricts his own talk to four pages, its volumes cannot easily be duU.

HENRY MORLEY.

ORDER OF PUBLICATION.

1. SHERIDAN'S PLAYS.

2. PLAYS FROM MOLIERE. By DRYDEN, WYCHERLEY,

FIELDING, and Others.

3. GOETHE'S FAUST.

4. CHRONICLE OP THE CID.

5. RABELAIS' OARGANTUA, AND THE HEROIC DEEDS

OF PANTAGRUEL.

6. THE PRINCE, BY MACHIAVELLI.

7. BACON'S ESSAYS.

8. DE FOE'S JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE.

9. LOCKE ON TOLERATION AND ON CIVIL GOVERN-

MENT; WITH SIR ROBERT FILMER'S "PATRI- ARCH A."

10. BUTLER'S ANALOGY OF RELIGION.

11. DRYDEN'S VIRGIL.

12. SIR WALTER SCOTT'S DEMONOLOGY AND

WITCHCRAFT.