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OF

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE,

INTRODUCTORY TO

USEFUL BOOKS IN THE PRINCIPAL BRANCHES

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LITERATURE AND SCIENCE.

WITH

LISTS OF THE MOST APPROVED AUTHORS;

INCLUDING THE

BEST EDITIONS OF THE CLASSICS.

DESIGNED CHIEFLY FOR THE

JUNIOR STUDENTS IN THE UNIVERSITIES,

AND THE

HIGHER CLASSES IN SCHOOLS.

BY HENRY KETT, B. D.

FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD.

IN TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. I.

THE EIGHTH EDITION,

WITH CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS.

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London:

PRINTED FOR MESSRS. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD;
HATCHARD, PICCADILLY; AND EGERTON, WHITEHALL; PARKER AND
COOKE, OXFORD; AND DEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGE;
By Law and Gilbert, St. John's-Square, Clerkenwell.

1815.

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TO THE

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,
HIGH STEWARD OF THE UNIVERSITY;

THE REVEREND MICHAEL MARLOW, D. D.

PRESIDENT OF ST. JOHN's COLLEGE,

AND VICE-CHANCELLOR;

AND TO

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,

RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

BY THEIR OBEDIENT SERVANT,

HENRY KETT.

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PREFACE

TO THE

EIGHTH EDITION.

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.

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