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USEFUL BOOKS IN THE PRINCIPAL BRANCHES
LITERATURE AND SCIENCE.
LISTS OF THE MOST APPROVED AUTHORS;
BEST EDITIONS OF THE CLASSICS.
DESIGNED CHIEFLY FOR THE
JUNIOR STUDENTS IN THE UNIVERSITIES,
HIGHER CLASSES IN SCHOOLS.
BY HENRY KETT, B. D.
FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
THE EIGHTH EDITION,
WITH CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS.
PRINTED FOR MESSRS. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD;
MOST NOBLE WILLIAM HENRY CAVENDISH,
DUKE OF PORTLAND,
LORD PRESIDENT OF HIS MAJESTY's COUNCIL,
CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD;
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD ELDON,
LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND,
THE REVEREND MICHAEL MARLOW, D. D.
PRESIDENT OF ST. JOHN's COLLEGE,
THE OTHER RIGHT REVEREND AND REVEREND
THE HEADS AND GOVERNORS OF COLLEGES AND HALLS IN OXFORD,
MAY 12, 1802.
THE FOLLOWING WORK IS, WITH THEIR PERMISSION,
BY THEIR OBEDIENT SERVANT,
THE following Work contains the substance of a Course of Lectures, which the Author occafionally read to his Pupils. The fatisfaction they expreffed in hearing them, encouraged him to hope, that they would not prove unacceptable to thofe Readers for whose use they were published. He has not been disappointed in his expectation; and the favourable reception which his Work has met with from the Public at large, and particularly from feveral Perfons of acknowledged abilities and experience in the bufinefs of Education, whofe names he would be proud, but is not permitted to mention, has encouraged him to make improvements in every fucceeding Edition, and efpecially in the prefent.
The Lift of Books has been carefully attended to; and he has endeavoured to make it as comprehenfive as his Plan would allow, from a defire to sketch fuch a profpect of the best Publications as may be pleafing to every inquirer into the various branches of useful and entertaining Literature.