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THE ENGLISH READER:
IN PROSE AND POETRY.
DESIGNED TO IBIPROYE
THE HIGHEST CLASS OF LEARNERS IN READING,
A TASTE FOR JUST AND ACCURATE COMPOSITION;
AND TO PROMOTE
THE INTERESTS OF PIETY AND VIRTUL.
BY LINDLEY MURRAY, AUTHOR OF AN " ENGLISH GRAMMAR ADAPTED TO THE DIFFEMMT
CLASSES OF LEARNERS," &c.
STEREOTYPED FROM THE FOURTH ENGLISH BDITION,
BY B. AND J. COLLINS.
,NO. 31, WASHINGTON-STREET,
1. SEQUEL TO THE ENGLISH READER. " We notice this useful volume of Mr. Murray, for the sake of the additions and improvements which it has received in this edition. The selections are enlarged by nine different articles; of which it is enough to say, that they display Mr. Murray's taste, judgment, and acquaintance with English literature; and that enlightened regard to religion and morality, which so eminently qualifies him to guide the studies of youth. What, however, chiefly deserves our remark, is an appendix annexed to this edition, containing Biographical Sketches of the authors mentioned in the - Introduction to the English Reader," the « English Reader itself, and the “ Sequel to the Reader;" with occasional strictures on their writings, and references to the particular works by which they have been most distinguished. These sketches are uncommonly well done. They form a sort of introduction to Literary History and Critic cism, which must prove both interesting and instructive to the juvenile mind."
Literary Journal, February, 1805. « We have already borne our testimony to the high merit of Mr. Mur. ray, as an acute grammarian, and as blending in his various works, with uncommon happiness, a delicate and correct taste both in literature and morals. We are pleased, though not surprised, to see that the public has demanded a new edition of the respectable work now before us.”
Annual Review, 1804. “We regard as a very valuable improvement, the biographical and critical Appendix, introduced into this edition, of the “ Sequel to the English Reader." It contains short, but instructive accounts, of all the authors from whose works both these selections have been formed, those excepted, who are yet living. This compilation (the Sequel) appears more free from objectionable passages, and better adapted to the im. provement of youth, than any other of the kind which we have seen."
Eclectic Review, June, 1805. " The second edition of this excellent school book contains the addition of nine extracts selected from Addison, Carter, Hawkesworth, &c. An Appendix also of 62 pages is subjoined, containing Biographical Sketches of the authors from whom this selection is made. These are executed with brevity and neatness.We have no hesitation in recom mending this selection, as the best of its kind.”
Critical Review, May, 1805,