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Title: English Satires Author: Various Editor: William Henry Oliphant Smeaton Release Date: June 24, 2005 [eBook #16126] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ENGLISH SATIRES*** E-text prepared by Lynn Bornath and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http:--www.pgdp.net) ENGLISH SATIRES With an Introduction by OLIPHANT SMEATON London The Gresham Publishing Company 34 Southampton Street Strand TO THE MEMORY OF ALEXANDER BALLOCH GROSART D.D., LL.D., F.S.A. WITH A GRATEFUL SENSE OF ALL IT OWES TO HIS TEACHING THIS VOLUME IS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR PREFACE. In the compilation of this volume my aim has been to furnish a work Tue Apr 04 21:32:31 2017 2 that would be representative in character rather than exhaustive.
The restrictions of space imposed by the limits of such a series as this have necessitated the omission of many pieces that readers might expect to see included.
As far as possible, however, the most typical satires of the successive eras have been selected, so as to throw into relief the special literary characteristics of each, and to manifest the trend of satiric development during the centuries elapsing between Langland and Lowell. Acknowledgment is due, and is gratefully rendered, to Mrs.
C.S. Calverley for permission to print the verses which close this book; and to Messrs.
Macmillan & Co.
for permission to print A.H.
Clough’s -Spectator ab Extra-. To Professor C.H.
Herford my warmest thanks are due for his careful revision of the Introduction, and for many valuable hints which have ...





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