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HAMBERS'S CYCLOPÆDIA O USCARLU
NEW EDITION BY DAVID PATRICK, LL.D.
HISTORY CRITICAL AND BIOGRAPHI-
CAL OF AUTHORS IN THE ENGLISH
J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY
W. & R. CHAMBERS, LIMITED
LONDON AND EDINBURGH
The following articles in this volume are copyright, 1902, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY in the United States of America :
The Eighteenth Century. By Austin Dobson.
The short essays on the Revolutionary Period and the Age of Queen Anne are by Mr Robert Aitken. CHATTERTON and CRABBE are two of the numerous articles by the late Mr Francis Hindes Groome, and JAMES BOSWELL is by the Rev. Thomas Davidson. The biographical part of Pope is the original article by Dr Carruthers, revised by Professor Saintsbury, who has rewritten the critical portion. The Editor is indebted to Mr Austin Dobson for revising Gay and PRIOR, to Dr Robertson Nicoll for revising SAMUEL JOHNSON and JANE AUSTEN, and to Mr Alexander Anderson for revising THOMAS CAMPBELL and LADY NAIRNE. Over a hundred English authors are dealt with in this volume who were not named in the old edition ; and about as many are illustrated by extracts who in the former edition were passed over with little more than a mere mention. The literary history of the United States will form a separate division of the work; the American authors of the eighteenth century will accordingly be treated along with those of the nineteenth in the concluding volume, where will be found also the sections on the literature of Canada, Australia, and other British oversea dominions. Miss Foxcroft's supplement to Burnet's History of My Own Time, the second volume of Mr Sichel's Bolingbroke, and Paul Lukmann's Bernard de Mandeville are amongst works that became available only after the sheets in this volume bearing on these authors had gone to press.