English Essays

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Fb&c Limited, Jun 12, 2015 - Literary Collections - 258 pages
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As will be noticed in the Introduction, this volume professes to give nothing more than a selection from the most famous masters of the essay in its most characteristic form. Many noteworthy essayists are therefore omitted, Bacon on the one hand, Macaulay on the other. It seemed better that such a book as this should confine itself to some distinct kind or (to speak in imitation of science) species. Even in the field of the essay proper some masters are left out; Cowley, Steele, Johnson, Hazlitt certainly come not far behind those whose work is in this book. But here again it seemed best to confine our representation, that we might have enough of each one to be representative.

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