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My former Selection from Addison's Papers was made with a view to readers of every description, and every rank in life; and I am much gratified by hearing that the volume has been placed on the Supplemental Catalogue of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge for the use of Parochial Libraries. My object being of so general a nature, I omitted such papers as required or implied some acquaintance with the languages,at least with the writers-of Greece and Rome. For the same reason I omitted the mottos, which are generally taken from the Greek and Latin Classics.

The present Selection is intended for readers whose literary education has been more advanced, and who have more leisure for light reading, than many of those for whom the former volume was designed. But though the papers now given are for the most part of a less serious character, nothing, I trust, will be found in them in the slight

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A

SECOND SELECTION

FROM

THE PAPERS OF ADDISON,

IN THE

SPECTATOR.

BY THE REV. E. BERENS, M.A.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR C. & J. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,

AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL.

1828.

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My former Selection from Addison's Papers was made with a view to readers of every description, and every rank in life; and I am much gratified by hearing that the volume has been placed on the Supplemental Catalogue of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge for the use of Parochial Libraries. My object being of so general a nature, I omitted such papers as required or implied some acquaintance with the languages,at least with the writers-of Greece and Rome. For the same reason I omitted the mottos, which are generally taken from the Greek and Latin Classics.

The present Selection is intended for readers whose literary education has been more advanced, and who have more leisure for light reading, than many of those for whom the former volume was designed. But though the papers now given are for the most part of a less serious character, nothing, I trust, will be found in them in the slight

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