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up and electrotyped July, 1902.
Norwood Mass. U.S.A.
The only authority for the events of Matthew Arnold's life, besides Mr. Richard Garnett's excellent article in the Dictionary of National Biography, is the collection of his letters in two volumes, edited by Mr. George Russell (Macmillan, 1895). Sir Joshua Fitch's account of Mr. Arnold's public services as Inspector of Schools in the seventh volume of Great Educators (Heinemann) is admirably clear, and Mr. Burnett Smart's Bibliography (The Dryden Press, 1892) cannot be overpraised. Professor Saintsbury's lively and learned study in Messrs. Blackwood's Modern English Writers (1899) is rather unsympathetic on the theological and political side, but full of interest and suggestion. I have sometimes owed most to Mr. Saintsbury when I have been least able to agree with him.
H. W. P.