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General Editor: LINDSAY TODD DAMON, A. B., Professor

of English Literature and Rhetoric in Brown University

}1 vol.—MOODY

ADDISON-The Sir Roger De Coverley Papers-ABBOTT

30c BROWNING-Selected Poems-REYNOLDS....

400 BUNYAN-The Pilgrim's Progress-LATHAM..

30c BURKE-Speech on Conciliation with America-DENNEY.

250 CARLYLE-Essay on Burns-AITON.

250 CHAUCER-Selections-GREENLAW.

40c COOPER--Last of the Mohicans-LEWIS..

40c COLERIDGE-The Ancient Mariner,

250 LOWELL-Vision of Sir Launfal, DE QUINCEY-Joan of Arc and Selections-MOODY...

250 DE QUINCEY-The Flight of a Tartar Tribe-FRENCH.

250 DICKENS-A Christmas Carol, etc.-BROADUB.

30c DICKENS-A Tale of Two Cities–BALDWIN.

40c

50c DICKENS-David Copperfield-BALDWIN.. DRYDEN-Palamon and Arcite-Cook.

250 EMERSON-Essays and Addresses-HEYDRICK.

350 FRANKLIN-Autobiography-GRIFFIN..

30c

35 GASKELL (Mrs.)-Cranford-HANCOCK GEORGE ELIOT-Silas Marner-HANCOCK..

30c GOLDSMITH-The Vicar of Wakefield-MORTON

30c HAWTHORNE-The House of the Seven Gables-HENRICK

35c HAWTHORNE-Twice-Told Tales-HERRICK AND BRUERE..

40c IRVING-Life of Goldsmith-KRAPP.....

40c IRVING-The Sketch Book-KRAPP...

40c IRVING-Tales of a Traveller-and parts of The Sketch Book-KHAPP 400 LAMB-Essays of Elia-BENEDICT..

35c LONGFELLOW-Narrative Poems-POWELL.

400 LOWELL-Vision of Sir Launfal-See Coleridge.

30c MACAULAY-Essays on Addison and Johnson-NEWCOMER. MACAULAY-Essays on Clive and Hastings-NEWCOMER

350 MACAULAY-Essays on Milton and Addison-NEWCOMER.

30c MILTON-L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas-NEILBON. 25c MILTON-Paradise Lost, Books I and II-FARLEY.

250 PALGRAVE-Golden Treasury-NEWCOMER..

400 PARKMAN-The Oregon Trail--MACDONALD POE-Poems and Tales, Selected-NEWCOMER..

30c POPE - Homer's Iliad, Books I, VI, XXII, XXIV - CRESSY AND MOODY

250 RUSKIN-Sesame and Lilies-LINN.

250 SCOTT-Ivanhoe-SIMONDS.

450 SCOTT-Quentin Durward-SIMONDS.

450

30c SCOTT-Lady of the Lake-MOODY. SCOTT-Lay of the Last Minstrel-MOODY AND WILLARD.

250 SCOTT-Marmion-MOODY AND WILLARD..

30c SHAKSPERE-The Neilson Edition-Edited by W. A. NEILSON, AS

You Like It, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Henry
V, Midsummer-Night's Dream, each...

250 SHAKSPERE-Merchant of Venice-LOVETT.

250 STEVENSON-Inland Voyage and Travels with a Donkey-LEONARD 350 STEVENSON-Treasure Island-BROADUS..

250 THACKERAY-Henry Esmond-PHELP8...

50c THACKERAY-English Humorists-CUNLIFFE AND WATT

30c Three American Poems-The Raven, Snow-Bound, Miles StandishGREEVER.....

250 TENNYSON-Selected Poems-REYNOLDS.........

350 TENNYSON- The Princess-COPELAND..

250 Washington, Webster, Lincoln-DENNEY.

250

400

SCOTT, FORESMAN AND COMPANY

EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS

NEW YORK

CHICAGO

The Lake English Classics

EDITED BY

LINDSAY TODD DAMON, A.B. Professor of English Literature and Rhetoric in

Brown University

WASHINGTON

WEBSTER AND LINCOLN

SELECTIONS FOR

The College Entrance English Requirements

EDITED BY

JOSEPH VILLIERS DENNEY,

PROFESSOR IN THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

CHICAGO NEW YORK
SCOTT, FORESMAN AND COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1910 BI SCOTT, FORESMAN & COMPANY

PREFACE.

American speeches have always been studied enthusiastically by Americans; not primarily because of their literary value, but because of their satisfying statement of American ideals. The words of Washington, Webster, and Lincoln express the national aspiration in ways that are forever memorable. Their phrases have passed into maxims and into the daily speech of their countrymen. The appeal they make is to the historical imagination. Consequently they can be appreciated best by those who bring to the reading the fullest knowledge of the historical events and governmental principles to which they refer. For this reason the notes explain, or put the student in the way of explaining for himself, the leading historical ideas with which Washington, Webster, and Lincoln deal in their addresses. But while the interest in these addresses is. primarily historical, the editor has not neglected the literary and rhetorical phase of the study. To this phase are devoted a part of the introduction and a considerable body of the notes.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, January, 1910.

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