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BY THE AMERICAN EDITOR.
JUN 23 1913 353 McClurg,
The work of LORD KAMEs, on Criticism, was first pub-
To Lord Kames we are greatly •iirdebted for calling
that have served, in many instances, to prevent its adop tion as a text-book, especially in female seminaries.
Hence some retrenchment becomes necessary to the highest usefulness of the work: and it will not be doubted that it may receive great improvement, by additions which may be made from the works of distinguished authors, who have written with great power and exquisite taste upon many of the topics treated by our author nearly a hundred years ago.
These views, upon inquiry, having been found to agree with those of not a few enlightened and experienced teachers, the Editor has been prompted to expend a large amount of labor, for the improvement of the work of Lord Kames, that its usefulness may be increased and perpetuated in colleges and other seminaries of learning, as well as in public and private libraries.
The chief points of superiority claimed for the present edition, are the following:
1. The matter heretofore contained in an Appendix has been brought forward ; and constitutes, as it should, the *first. part of the Introduction, being needed as a preparation för an easy study of the rolume, and likely to be over. looked as an appërctisz. :
2::Frequent comissions have been made in the text and notes: where the matter was found to be either obsolete, of no utifity;:07,
objecišanable on account of its indelicacy. 3. Many of the poétical quotations (particularly some of those in foreign languages), that seemed to be an incumprance rather than an advantage to the work for purposes of education, have been abbreviated or omitted.
4. Space has thus been gained for a large amoun of valuable matter, which has been carefully selected from modern authors who have treated certain topics' more philosophically and accurately than Lord Kames, whose work was written nearly a century ago. These additions,